Why Social Media Belongs in the Classroom – K-12 Tech Decisions

As social media becomes an even bigger part of our lives, it’s important students are taught appropriate use at a young age. Here are a few reasons why I think social media belongs in the K-12 classroom.

Source: www.k-12techdecisions.com

Simply put, this is meeting our students where they are. 

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Teachers’ Guide to The Use of SoundCloud in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Source: www.educatorstechnology.com

Giving students a voice in critical to learning. I have used SoundCloud for music sharing purposes, but I wasn’t aware of the group aspect in SoundCloud. Students are already using it socially, why not "Meet Them Where They Are" and begin using it in the classroom. Haiku allows for full integration which will continue to allow single sign-on with Google. 

Peggo – Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube

Peggo is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that records MP3s of your favorite online videos.
Peggo’s packed with great features like integrated search, automatic silence removal, audio normalization, subtrack offsets, and artist and title tags.
Peggo automatically removes unwanted silence from the beginning and end of videos so you get a beautiful MP3 with just the good stuff. In addition, Peggo also normalizes the volume of every recording to the same, comfortable level so you never have to reach for the volume dial between MP3s again.

Source: peggo.co

Many times the audio from a YouTube video is all you need to have an impact in the classroom. This looks like a useful, and apparently legal tool that extracts the audio and creates an mp3 file for you. I will play around with it to see what the limitations are, but I can see the music industry having some issues.