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Voice Mail or Telephone Answering Machines

Click Me! Click Me!

For Example Only!!! Please dont call your teacher!!! Learning English Homographs Double click Akemi MP3 for example of completed exercise. Akemi Link

Directions: Look up the word you want in a Dictionary. Match the correct definition to the correct pronunciation. Use the pronunciation guide inside the dictionary to help you pronounce these words correctly. Make notes so that you can pronounce the word correctly the next time you read each sentence. You may also want to note the definition of the words you dont know. Then call Bro. Christensen and leave him a voice mail of you reading these sentences (see instructions at bottom). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. We must polish the Polish furniture The farm was used to produce produce. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse. The soldier decided to desert in the desert. This was a good time to present the present. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes. I did not object to the object. The insurance was invalid for the invalid. The bandage was wound around the wound. They were too close to the door to close it. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow. The wind was too strong to wind the sail. Upon seeing the tear in my clothes I shed a tear. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

Extra Credit 1. After a number of injections my jaw got number. 2. The buck does funny things when the does are present.
Sentences taken from the Web and emailed to a multitudinous slurry of recipients till they finally came to me. The original source may be Dlchrane. Its hard to tell.

Voice Messaging (anytime day or night)

1. 2. 3. 4.

Dial 3991 (or 293-3991 if off campus) Enter 3358# Say your Name clearly (no name, no score) after the beep Read the 15 sentences above (Don't worry if you don't finish before you run out of time, about 1min. 10 seconds) 5. Hang up Only call once, points will be deducted if you call twice, so practice before you call.

What are the benefits of voice mail to both the teacher and the student?

Regardless of time and location, the teacher and student can leave a message easily Before the invention of email, voice mail was a very useful tool to communicate EILville (example of Audio, Drawing, and Comparing) Sometimes teachers cant find the right materials they want, so they create them. This was the case for EIL. The EIL program administers the SLEP test. On the test was a map section. This would often cause problems because it which was different from any exercise we did in class. To help the students become familiar with the map exercise format we developed a practice exercise we call EILville. Open the link to EILville and do the exercise. Briefly describe what you thought of the exercise (summary/reaction).

Can be used as a teaching/learning material for both the teacher and the student. For teachers, It will save their time.

Explain other ways the compare document feature could be used by a teacher or student in a writing class.

Dictation will be the one activity that a teacher can use voice mail into their class. The teacher record a voice file, students listen to it and make a dictation

Audio Recording Software There is a lot of software that can be used to record your voice to a computer. One piece of software I like is called Audacity. Audacity is a free download from Make a short multitrack recording using Audacity or other recording software. Try to export it as an MP3 or .wav file (a .mp3 is smaller). Then turn your recording into a lesson by asking questions about it. Be as creative as you want, but keep the recording to under a minute. You can either save your audio file on the desktop and then drag it onto your document like in the sample lesson below, or you can save your audio file in your portfolio folder and then create a hyperlink to it. Sample Lesson (This lesson fits the minimum requirements and would probably get a C grade. For a higher
grade, make your lesson better.)

Directions: Click on the audio and answer the questions that follow. Audio:
Bleak December.mp3

Notice that this is a .mp3 file. If your file says .aup, it means it is an Audacity project file and it wont work on any other computer. Export to .wav or .mp3

Questions: 1. What month was it? December 2. What was the weather like? Winter 3. Who were the main characters? Akhmad 4. How long have they known each other? Since they were kids

Your Audio Recording


Bleak December.wav

Audio, Email, and Feedback Some semesters I give my students assignments to email me short audio recordings they have made. These recordings are usually only a minute or two. To provide feedback, I open their audio file with an audio player, like Windows Media Player. I also open Audacity at the same time. I start recording in Audacity saying, Aloha, Im going to listen to your recording and make some comments. Then I start the students recording and place the microphone near the speaker to record what they have said. When I hear a mistake or something I like, I pause their recording and record my comments. Sometimes I even rewind their recording a little bit and play the bad or good part a few times so they can see what Im talking about. Using Audacity or an MP3 Recorder (available in the Language Center), interview someone about a hot topic: cafeteria food, Seasider prices, computer lab hours, immodesty of BYUH students at the beach, etc. Keep it short (less than a minute). Then as you play the recording use Audacity to make comments and described in the procedure above. Export your Audacity recording to an .mp3 or .wav file and link it or put it below. [ Ask the lab workers to help set up speakers if you need to.] Your Feedback Comments

Audacity enables users to record in multi-channel that creates difficulty of the lesson

Google Search a mp3 or an mp3. Make sure to use quotation marks. Which is more correct or more common? Which do you prefer?

The rules of grammar in regards to the indefinite articles a/an are pretty straightforward (with a few exceptions of course): if a word begins with a consonant - use a, if it begins with a vowel - use an. However, lately I've been catching myself saying "an mp3" instead of

"a mp3," which, under the rules as I understand it, is incorrect. But...I've tried saying "a mp3" and I always end up spitting out "an mp3" instead. The former just sounds so unnatural to me. I'm thinking it has something to do with the fact that you say the letter 'm' directly instead of combining it with some other sound - "a marine" for example (which I have no trouble saying as such), and that perhaps 'm' is next to 'n' in the alphabet.

FYI Other Recorders:

Check out . You may like it. Or listen to my recording This is what I learned from the 2012 Global Education Conference.

Check out Sound Recorder Search for Sound Recorder under programs for a possible different recording experience.

Finishing Touches Blog after every class about what you are learning. Add a background color to this document, but make sure it is still easy to read. Name this document Audio and save it as a Word Document (.docx) in your portfolio folder. Link the file to your Webpage.