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Grade levels: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, High

Audacity® is a free, open source audio software for recording and editing sounds.

Access: Audacity is available for teachers to install through the Microsoft InTune Portal in the Edge web browser.

Learning How

Getting Started with Audacity

Download the Guide to Using Audacity to review features, quick start guidelines, as well as recording and exporting supports.

ISTE Standards for Students

    • Knowledge Constructor. 3c - Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

    • Creative Communicator. 6a - Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.

    • Creative Communicator. 6b - Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

    • Creative Communicator. 6c - Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.

Ideas for Use

From Tip of the Iceberg by Kerilee Beasley (visit her blog post for live links to examples):

    • Make an audio/radio advertisement

    • Promote language learning

    • Create podcasts

    • Record speeches

    • Promote reading development

    • Create sound stories

    • Record sound for PowerPoint slides

    • Record compositions or singing to share with parents

    • Record soundtracks for animations