A little more than a year ago I posted a blog post all about an app called Anchor. They have just recently updated the application with a plethora of new tools.
The app now functions much in the same way allowing you to record audio to the internet, the new features let your continually add content throughout a 24 hour period of time, creating a more podcast like experience. Within your "Anchor-cast"(the term used to describe your online broadcast) you can now add content from other anchor-casts, receive call in's from other "anchor-casters", add background music to your recording, find and add music into your anchorcasts and a few more tools. You can also auto archive your broadcasts daily so that you can export them and use them in other online venues (such as Soundcloud, archive.org, etc)
It is certainly something you should check out today. You can download the app for iOS or Android. And login using your Twitter or Facebook account.
The ideas for how you may use this application with your learners are endless but here are a few suggestions to get your brainstorming how this tool may help expand the learning and cultivate a wider audience for your learners.
- Daily learning reports from Classrooms
- Poetry readings
- Math challenges with call in responses
- A platform for sharing short stories
- Book reviews/talks
Stay tuned and stay connected.
Find my Anchorcast here: