As part of the Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2012 session Becoming a Webhead, I am trying out various audio and video tools to evaluate their usefulness for teaching languages. As I progress I will be adding to a Googledoc called Communication Tools which I created. It is open to the public for additions or changes. Feel free to contribute.
Right now I am embedding a short message that I created using AudioPal. It was extremely easy to create, but what I want to figure out is whether it is possible to set it to mute. I don't think it's a good idea to have audio turn on as soon as people open a blog because sometimes they are in a public or group setting and it can be distracting to everyone else. So here goes the message I recorded using text-to-speech on AudioPal. (BTW I discovered that in text-to-speech it is better not to use abbreviations because the voice doesn't produce them clearly).
OK. I can see that you have control over the playing of the audio. Now I'm going to try Voki.
Here's a link to a character and recording I created. But I am also going to embed the same thing here to see what happens.
Ok. Now let's see what Audioboo looks like.