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Ordinary/Amazing Stories of Connection
(Oct 2015) keynote for K12 Online Conference
(Oct 2015) TEDxUSagradoCorazon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Open Show: Connected Learning Without Expensive Acronyms
(June 2015), DML Conference, Los Angeles
The BS of Storytelling
(June 2015) keynote for CALI conference, Denver, CO
What The Web!
(March 2015) keynote for TCC 2015 Conference, Honolulu
(Sep-Oct 2014) 7 locations in New Zealand
(July 2014) Arizona K12 Center Camp Plug and Play, Tucson, AZ
Do You Every Wonder What Happened to Wonder?
(Sep 2014) University of Texas Arlington
Doing the Daily Create
(May 2014) Riding the Wave of Change Conference, Gimli Manitoba
Enquire Within Upon Everything: True Stories of the Wondrous Web
(Apr 2014) eLearning Consortium of Colorado
Making / Telling Stories That Matter
(Mar 2014) Skidmore College
Making Audio Soundscapes
Get Your Tools
Download and install the open source audio editor Audacity
Install the LAME library
so you can explort audio projects as MP3
FYI More Audacity resources
Tutorial from Audacity web site
More tutorials found in YouTube
The Task - Make a Sound Effect Story (
Tell a story using nothing but sound effects. There can be no verbal communication, only sound effects. Use at least five different sounds that you find online or create yourself.
Download sounds from
Record your own sound effects, e.g. foley sound effects. What is Foley? It's making sound for audio projects using every day objects.
Audacity Tutorial for Recording
Use layering of sounds in Audacity to create background, ambient sounds, and use the envelop tool to manipulate the sound levels.
More sources of open licensed audio (e.g music)
free downloads of independent band music
- remixes of cc licensed music
Free Music Archive
- library of high quality copyright cleared music curated by WFMU
Free Music Project
- free music of all genres
"music found on this website is funky and free... a sweet collection of upbeat hip-hop, rap/rock, electronic and funky styled remixes."
- more than 10,000 albums of free, cc licensed music
- Cornell University's archive of natural sounds (video too)
- copyright free music (and sheet music)
- "a location where musicians can upload music under the Creative Commons license for use in Podcasts, Mashups, Shoutcasts, Webcasts and every other kind of 'casting' that exists on the 'net."
- cc licensed music
environmental sound archive
Public Domain Music
- creative commons licensed field recordings
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"