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The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.
Create mp3 and other audio sound files that can then be uploaded to a blog or other space
It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.
Also check the audacity Wiki and Forum for more information.notes for getting started with Audacity here.

Audacity tutorial for podcasting

Audio Recorder
A very handy voice recorder, simple to use. Saves as m4a, can convert to mp3 in itunes. Great for classroom conferencing. Mac only.


Compare music calendar against your iTunes catalogue.


  • Want your own personalized radio station? Now you can listen to your favourite blogs on your ipod or on your iphone!
  • Want to try our service?
    • Listen to popular blogs l
    • search for your favourite blog above.(Enter keywords, blog name or the RSS/ATOM blog feed url.)
    • Listen to blogs in your Google Reader, or Bloglines account, by logging in through our website.
  • Want to add voice to your blog? You can do it in two easy steps.
    • Listen to your blog by entering your blog/RSS url on the search box above
    • Copy/paste the html in Embed tag (on the right side of the player) to your blog

Box of tricks

Teachers who already dabble at podcasting generally use podcasts in two main ways:
  • as a way to deliver content to your students. Think of podcasts as lessons to take away: providing your students have subscribed to your podcasts, once you upload a new episode it will automatically be delivered to your students without any further intervention from you or them.
  • as a means to showcase your students’ work. Think of it as a new and exciting homework project. Show your students the podcasting basics and they will produce stunning pieces of work that you and they will be able to proudly show off.



Record, license, publish & promote your radio show.

Cooltoolsforschools Music Tools

Podcasting recommendations from Free Technology for Teachers

Free Podcasting Solutions


Radio community


Share your iTunes.

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offers a number of free services useful for educators. (Read my previous thoughts about in education here or here). offers a free voice recording service that you can use to create a podcast. With every "drop" you establish on you are supplied with a unique phone number. Simply dial that number and begin recording at the beep. Your voice recording is then hosted and can be played back at your unique url. While you cannot edit the recording or add any kind of music, it is a very simple way to record your voice. You can download the recording to use in another editing service. The vocals for my last three podcasts have been recorded using and edited in Garage Band.

EDNA reources

Education Podcast

The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century.


Transcribe podcasts, Text2Snailmail, ...


Create & share your sourcelists.

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offers two free options for recording and sharing your vocal podcasts. You can record by calling in to a phone number in a similar manner to the system. The other way to record is by using a VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) service. Gabcast does not offer free hosting, but it does offer free and easy integration with blogging platforms. You can buy hosting space from Gabcast or host your podcast on a free blogging platform like Blogger. Kevin Jarrett has written a good review, including a sample recording, of Gabcast which you should find useful.

Genie lab

Explore, recommend & rate music.

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is the service that Vicki Davis, author of Cool Cat Teacher, uses to share her voice recordings. Gcast, like and Gabcast, records your voice over the phone. Your recordings can then be shared through the Gcast player which you embed in a blog or website. Just as with Gabcast and if you want to add music or audio effects to your podcast, you will have to use a program like Garage Band or Audacity to do that.

Itunes love

Share your music tastes.


Review, tag, rate & share music.


Profile your taste, share, personalize your radio.

Learn Out Loudlearnoutloudhomepagegif.gif is your one-stop destination for audio and video learning.
Browse over 20,000 educational audio books, MP3 downloads, podcasts, and videos.


The Levelator (download) adjusts the audio levels within your podcast or other audio file for variations from one speaker to the next, for example. It's not a compressor, normalizer or limiter although it contains all three. It's much more than those tools, and it's much simpler to use. The UI is dirt-simple: Drag-and-drop any WAV or AIFF file onto The Leveler's application window, and a few moments later you'll find a new version which just sounds better.


Search music & get recommendations.



Track your taste, get recommendations.

Music mobs

Share your tastes & find music.

Music strands

Tag, share & post music community.

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is the podcast service that the guys at Wicked Decent Learning use to share their awesome podcast with the world. provides free podcast hosting as well as free podcast recording software. (The software is available for PC only). I tested out the software in August and found it to be more than adequate for creating vocal podcasts. For schools that do not use Apple computers (Garage Band is standard on Apples) is a very good, free podcasting tool.


Record & share audio.


Personalized radio.


List, listen to, create & share music.

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is the free podcast hosting service that I am using to host all of my Free Technology For Teachers podcasts. Pod Bean is a hosting service, not a recording service so you will have to use a recording program and then upload to PodBean to share your episodes. What I like about Pod Bean is the speed of uploading and the ease of integration with blogging platforms.

Pod bop

Listen to bands that visit your city (Eventful mash-up).

Podding Down Under

a website by Michael Coghlan

Podcasting from - Sharing Your Story Social Media Style

A podcast is a series of audio or video digital-media files which is distributed over the Internet by syndicated download, through Web feeds, to portable media players and personal computers. Though the same content may also be made available by direct download or streaming, a podcast is distinguished from other digital-media formats by its ability to be syndicated, subscribed to, and downloaded automatically when new content is added.

Common Craft: Podcasting in Plain English

  • GarageBand- Part of the iLife suite from Apple, GarageBand is a great podcast creation tool that is included with every mac
  • Find Out How- A quick how-to video introduction to GarageBand
  • FeedBurner - Tool to track your podcast and RSS subscriptions, including iTunes.


Create, find & broadcast podcasts


Upload podcasts and embed them into any webpage. Free hosting and design.Subscribe to podcasts in iTunes.


PoducateMe features a comprehensive podcasting guide that reveals exactly how it’s done.


Save your mp3 on a pop email account.


Discover, manage & enjoy music.


Music community.


Radio time

Personalize radio.

A fully featured multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment. Windows only

Streaming Radio Stations

Choose a type/style/genre of tunes.


List, listen & share your music (= several mash-ups).

Sounds for Download / Royalty Free Music sites

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Tim Holts inteneded consequences Podcasts

Over 150 Podcasts about Ed tech


Discover & share music.


vocaroo.jpgSimple audio recorder, no uploading required. Can be embed into any webpage

Powered by Vocaroo


A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or phone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.
Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded on web sites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs as archival movies.
With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install.


Voxopop talkgroups let you discuss your interests and passions with people from all over the world, using your real voice. It's a whole new way to
talk online. Find talkgroups to join, or start your own and spread the word. Great for families & friends, interest groups, website owners, bloggers, podcasters and teachers. Start talking, it's FREE


Wavosaur is a free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files. Wavosaur has all the features to edit audio (cut, copy, paste, etc.) produce music loops, analyze, record, batch convert.
Wavosaur supports VST plugins, ASIO driver, multichannel wav files, real time effect processing.
The program has no installer and doesn't write in the registry. Use it as a free mp3 editor, for mastering, sound design. The Wavosaur freeware audio editor works on Windows 98, Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Go to the features page for an overview of the software.

We are the media

social media wiki, tools and tips


Playlist community.


Comedy radio stations.

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(not voices) is a new, unique service that combines the ideas of podcast conversations with place-marking service of Google Maps. Using Woices users record a message in their native language and mark on a Google Map the place from which they are recording or the place that is the subject of the audio recording. Woices does not require users to have or to download any special software, you can record directly to the Woices website. Once a recording is posted other users can respond with their own message.


offers a free online text-to-speech service that allows you to enter text directly, input document files, include feeds from RSS subscriptions to online periodicals (blogs, wikis, etc.), as well as receive input directly from email accounts. Supported file formats include .doc, .pdf, .txt, .html, .xml, and email.

Add your voice to your photos or presentations, and share these narrated photos with your friends and colleagues. Create from your phone or computer and embed into any website

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ICT in the Classroom

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