Showing posts with label audio files. Show all posts
Showing posts with label audio files. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Mixkit Now Offers Free Sound Effects, Music, and Video Clips for Your Multimedia Projects

Back in February I published a video overview of how to use Mixkit to find free b-roll video and music to use in multimedia projects. This week the folks at Mixkit added sound effects to their library of free media. The sound effects library is separate from the music library in Mixkit. The sound effects library contains things like short clips of dogs barking, doorbell chimes, and car horns blaring. Just like with the other libraries in Mixkit, you can find sound effects by conducting a keyword search or by just browsing through the content tags. 

The licensing terms for assets on Mixkit are clear. You can download videos and audio files from Mixkit to re-use and remix. You don't have to credit Mixkit, but they will appreciate it if you do credit them.

Applications for Education
Mixkit is a good resource to bookmark and share with your students when they need music, sound effects, or b-roll videos to use in their own video projects, podcasts, or other multimedia presentations. If you're worried about your students wasting time browsing through the Mixkit galleries, create a shared Google Drive or One Drive folder that you add a collection of Mixkit files to for your students to use.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Good Place to Find Free Sound Effects for Multimedia Projects

Whether it is for a podcast, a video, a slide presentation, or some other multimedia project, there will be times when your students need to download sound effects. SoundBible is a good place for students to find all kinds of free sound effects recordings. Students can download files as MP3 or WAV files. And best of all, students don't need to register on the site in order to download the files. But they do need to remember to cite the source of the sound effects as most are labeled with a Creative Commons license. Learn more about SoundBible in my short video embedded below.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Edcanvas Now Supports Audio Comments

Edcanvas is a free service that makes it easy for teachers to organize and share educational materials in a visually pleasing format. I've covered Edcanvas a couple of times since they launched. Today, Edcanvas launched a new feature that allows you to add audio comments to your canvases. Teachers can insert audio comments and students can insert audio comments.

In addition to the new audio comments feature Edcanvas launched an improved text editor today too. The improved text editor includes the option for tables and hyperlinks.


Applications for Education
In the blog post announcing the new audio commentary option the Edcanvas team suggests using the feature to have students read translations to practice their skills in a new language. You could also use the audio comment option to have students ask questions about shared materials and response to those questions online.