Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ is a free downloadable application for voice recording and editing. 

In this high school beginner level class, students used audacity to record their individual presentation on self-introduction as a homework assignment. 

All students followed the same prompt to write and speak about themselves. After they present themselves in audacity recording. The teacher can go back to their recording and give feedback based on speaking rubrics. 

The advantage of using Audacity instead of most Web-based recording applications are: 1. audio files are stored on your hard drive and can be edited directly in the Audacity application. 2. Audacity audio files are compatible to many other video and audio editing softwares. Audacity audio is a great tool to dub your videos. 3. For students and teachers alike, Audacity files can be accessed multiple times without internet connection. It's helpful for speaking assessment purposes. 
 


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