Open Source Content/Virtual School:
- What Is OPEN CONTENT? www.opencontent.org/definition
- Open High School Website: www.openhighschool.org
Why Open Source Textbooks? (Video): http://davidwees.com/content/why-textbooks-should-be-open-source
Audiobook Creator: I had a couple of emails this week from teachers wanting to take some audiobooks they had and bread or divide them up into more manageable chunks. The books they have are all one audio file or all one single mp3, which tends to be difficult to navigate for students if they are required to, for example, open their books to chapter 3. So, you could potentially break it up into chapters yourself, but you’d have to do it manually, which might take some time. I think I blogged about these tools back in 2008, but now’s as good a time as ever to bring them up again.
- For PC : Free mp3 to m4b converter: www.freeipodsoftware.com/index.php
- For Mac:
- Audiobook Builder ($9.95): www.splasm.com/audiobookbuilder
- Make Bookmarkable (FREE): http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=makebookmarkable
Alternatively, You could import the file into Audacity (free) and chop it up manually into chapters or whatever… exporting each chuck as a separate audio file. This is free and very doable, but will take a little time and also require you to learn to use Audacity, which isn’t hard, but is a small learning curve. Probably a good thing to learn anyway, in my opinion.
PATINS Tech Expo 2011!
Still Time To Register: www.patinsproject.com/#techexpo
April 13, 2011
9am – 4pm
Free Lunch, Talk w/Assistive Tech Vendors, Attend Vendor Presentations and Earn PGP Points!