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I've started writing up activities using sound effects in the language classroom on The Sound Book Site. I'm going to try and write regularly here, one post a week or fortnight. The sounds I'm using at the moment were all recorded using my iPhone 5 and edited into mp3 format using Audacity. The website theme I'm using talks itself up as 'designed to be mobile first and fully responsive' (source: http://wordpress.org/themes/decode).

I'd be very grateful to get any feedback from members of this community, especially if you are able to use the activities in your own classes. They come from my experience as a teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages, but they should really be adaptable to use in any language classroom, provided you have imaginative people there!
A Monday evening post on The Sound Book. 'Where are you?' is an activity you could again use as something quite quick and simple, as a warmer or to change the pace of a lesson, or you could develop it into something longer. There is scope here for creative work from students, in the form of writing, drawing, and even performing. Like the best imaginative activities, there is space for students to come up with their own suggestions to respond to a task (there are not necessarily any 'right' or 'correct' answers here!) and they are given the opportunity to work together to create their meaning.

I've had fun with this one in the past, when I played a sound effect of a particular type of weather and one student was adamant that it was someone in the shower! 

Hi, Any learners in this group David? We were thinking of setting up a community for learners around mobile apps to provide a platform to chat with learners on their needs as well as share ideas and apps

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App giving a phrase a day, gotta pay but it's pretty cheap. Not sure how useful getting just one phrase a day is though. 

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Tend to post about ios apps mainly, so good to see something for Android, this one gives you both listening and speaking practice, free as well so worth a look

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This looks like a great app to encourage both writing and speaking in the classroom

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Haven't had a chance to try this out, but looks like an interesting app

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