Tag Archives: Listening

Listen and draw

22 Feb

Have students fold paper in fourths then number the squares 1-4 (or 1-8 if you use the back too).  Say (in the TL) “Number One. I like apples. “ or something like that using a vocabulary word in a simple context.  The students draw a representation of the word you used.  Repeat until all squares are filled, then check the answers by having the students tell you what the word for each number was (in the TL, of course).

This can also be used as a pop quiz….


Audacity: Playback audio at a slower speed

21 Jan


Recently someone anonymously sent me an assistive technology calendar (if you are reading this, thank you very much).

Friday’s helpful hint was changing the playback speed on audio files.

It could be very helpful for students to hear audio played back slower at times.

This tip goes along with Audacity, which is a free download.  Here are the steps to slowing down the playback speed:

  • File/Open the .mp3 or other audio file.
  • From the effects menu, select “Change tempo”
  • To reduce the tempo by 20%, type “-20.0” in the “Percent Change” box & click OK
  • The length of the playback will be increased by 20%
  • File/Export the audio file

The only credit listed in the calendar is to Jim E in Ohio…..  I wish I could credit him better….

Enjoy!  Penny

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