What is Audacity?

Audacity is a free to use software program that is an audio recorder and editor.

Reasons for use

  • audio instructions for students who are missing or require reminders/overviews.
  • allowing students to record their learning orally.
  • audio file of a reading/chapter/story for students to review before coming into class or using it as part of a listening centre.
  • to record reading fluency throughout the year to showcase growth in that area.

Ease of use

Once HELPDesk has downloaded the software onto your computer, it is simple to use. All laptops have great microphones built-in so no extra equipment is needed. If you are recording from a desktop computer, a headset with mic or a separate microphone is highly recommended!