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InsertLearning is a Chrome app that helps you turn web pages into lessons with questions, highlights, and notes. It is designed for Google Classroom. If you often quiz your students on certain texts or give them reading assignments, this extension can be very helpful. Your students can directly answer questions on the page, add notes or highlight text for future reading. You can add video and even monitor your students’ answers in real-time.
Pros: It’s a neat little extension that can be used on any webpage even on your own in case you put up lessons for your students there. You can create highly interactive lessons.
Comment and share your thoughts on it! Do you use it? It is useful?
Most people only think of the platform or app they use when they think about online learning environments. (Zoom, Google Classroom, Thinkific, etc.) Creating an effective learning environment is so much more than just the app you use. Teachers and students realized during lockdown that having a quiet and organized space for learning is essential. Unfortunately not many are able to create the perfect environment due to space or tech restrictions but there are still a few adjustments you can make to have a more organized and effective space.
Learning online (or teaching) is very different than just browsing, watching shows, or playing a game so you’ll need a dedicated setup.
Editing essentials: You’re going to find these in every audio editor. If you’ve never worked with audio editing before, you should use learn how to use these first.
Add a new track: Open a new audio session or mix your audio with sound and music. /”Track” or “File-import” tabs.
Fade in/out: To avoid starting and finishing the audio abruptly, use the fade in/fade out features.
Cut: Remove the parts you don’t need. /”Edit” tab.
Insert silence: You can insert silence at cuts or at parts where you want to add music later. /”Generate” tab.
Compressor: One of the most important features is to level out differences in volume. /”Effect” tab.
Save track: If you just want to save the Audacity project to work on it later, use the “Save Project As”. /”File” tab.
Export audio: To export the finished audio go to “Export audio” at “File”.
In my next post, I’ll talk about where to find background music and other sounds for your audio lesson.