The other day I found these iPod touch mics on Amazon.com for $.50 (+3.50/shipping...don't get me started.) I wanted to try one out and see if I could find an audio app to go along with these so that we could turn our set of iPods into a Language/audio Lab. Language Labs are extremely useful and crazy expensive ($70,000+). So I figured it was worth a shot to find an alternative.
After some searching for a good app I stumbled across Audioboo. This a free app that let's you record an audio file they call a 'boo.' Then you can publish it to their website audioboo.fm.
To use it as a Language/audio Lab:
- Go to Audioboo.fm
- Create a free account
- Download the app onto each iPod
- Enter audioboo.fm account credentials to link to your account
- Record the boo
- Publish the boo
- Play all your boos from the website, embed them in a blog, etc
- Giving an interview
- Ordering at a restaurant,drive through, etc
- Introducing someone
- Describing person, place, or thing
- Telling a story,
- "Interrogation Scene" using the past tense.
- Giving directions (over the phone)
- Poetry reading
Have other ideas...Share them as a comment below.