Standards & Software

Tool-based Software and Sunshine State Standards

AUDIO SOFTWARE

The software programs listed here are just a few of many available audio software programs that are designed to help you listen to, download, organize, record, edit, add special effects to and share digital audio.

Software
Description
License
Platform
Audacity Multi-track audio editor and recorder Free Mac, PC
iTunes Organize, share & listen to music Free Mac, PC
PearLyrics Look up song lyrics & chords from iTunes Free Mac
Audio Hijack Pro Record, enhance any audio from any source Free Mac
Audion Encode, edit, mix, sort & manage audio Free Mac
Sound Studio Record, edit & add effects to audio Commercial, Trial Platform
AudioGalaxy/Sputnix Unlimited music downloads Free Mac, PC
Text to MP3 Can read text files and save to speech to MP3 Commercial, Trial Mac, PC
GarageBand Record, edit & add effects to audio Commercial Mac

The varied capabilities of an audio tool include, but are not limited to the following: record live from microphone, line input or other sources, dub over existing tracts to create multi-track recordings, monitor volume levels before, during and after recording, import, edit, and combine sound files with other files or new recordings, export your recordings in several file formats, edit with cut, copy, paste and delete features, edit and mix a number of tracks, fade the volume up or down, change pitch, tempo, remove static, hiss, hum or other background noises, add special sound effects, organize, play, and share your music files. The audio tools can be used across the curriculum and in varied grade levels.

Sample Lesson Plans

The following sample lesson plans provide a general idea on how the audio software tool can be integrated in a content area and grade level. Although there may not be an example for every content area or at every grade level, the lessons from one content area or grade level can often be adapted to another due to its open-ended approach.

Grade Level k-2

Language Arts

Science

Grade Levels 3-5

Arts: Visual

Arts: Theatre

Language Arts

Social Studies

Grade Levels 6-8

Arts: Music

Arts: Visual

Grade Levels 9-12

Arts: Theatre

Arts: Visual

Language Arts