iOS app that can be used to create voice memos that are stored on the cloud service Dropbox. The app can be used to capture spoken ideas, reminders, meeting minutes or lectures that can be listened to later on a desktop, on the web, or on an iOS device using Dropbox's own app.
Type of Material:
iOS audio creation app that works on an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod Touch
World language students can record themselves speaking and share it with the instructor or peers. Instructor can use DropVox to give audio feedback on a project. Any activity, assignment or project that incorporates voice recordings or requires feedback via audio recording can use this development tool.
iPod Touch, iPad, or iPhone with iOS version 4.2 or later or a Dropbox.com account
Version 1.2.3 Cost - $1.99
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The learning goals are decided by the user or educator....this is a utility.
Target Student Population:
This program can be used by all students except for hearing impaired students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic understanding of how to make an audio recording. Basic understanding of how to locate and share files using Dropbox.
The app does not include content---it is a utility.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This app could be used by students with eye/hand coordination issues to show what they know about a given problem or curricular item rather than writing or typing their response.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
This program is "pencil simple" to use. Once it has been linked to a Dropbox account the user just needs to click a button to start a recording and click the same button to stop the recording and upload the file.
It would be nice if a user could chose from multiple folders to share the file. This would allow a teacher to set up a folder for each student. However, this make take away from the simplicity of the program. it is easy enough to drag the files into the correct shared folders later.
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