ICT: Working with sound
Subject leaders and ICT teachers can use these continuing professional development (CPD) activities to develop their understanding of the technical and curriculum requirements related to the theme of sound.
You can learn about how sound is recorded and the different file types used for doing so.
There are two chapters. Each chapter contains three activities and resources to help you complete them. It will be useful to work through them in order. But if you already have some understanding in this area, choose a chapter to find materials relevant to your needs.
Whether you are an experienced subject leader, a newly qualified teacher (NQT) or new to teaching ICT, these activities will aid better classroom practice.
Using sound for feedback
There are many ways of recording evidence of the decisions made whilst working. This includes keeping a learning log, annotating work on-screen and annotating printouts. For some pupils, using sound is a good way of providing this evidence and may motivate them to provide more evidence than they otherwise would; it may also support EAL pupils who have developed their speaking skills more than their writing skills. Simple voice recordings can be added easily within many software applications found in schools, including wordprocessing, spreadsheet and presentation packages.
Use these continuing professional development (CPD) activities to develop your knowledge of digital sound, including podcasts and manipulating sound.
Use these continuing professional development (CPD) activities to develop skills using digital sound in a classroom.