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Freeform Sound Board
I teach a few classes and lessons through the online synchronous modality and have found the use of my Stream Deck very handy for many tasks, one of them being a sound board.
When students answer a question correctly, the receive a random positive sound effect that reinforces their response and encourages others to respond as well. Likewise, incorrect responses receive a humorous selection of negative sounds or phrases, again keeping everything light and encouraging participation. Additionally, I like to use the sounds of crickets or snoring when students aren't responding to questions in a timely manner.
I have often thought it would be handy to have a sound board like this in my face-to-face courses and have instinctively reached for the sound board that I do not have at certain points in my classes.
Now, thanks to Freeform, I have created my own. Yes, this resource could have also been created with any of the iWork applications, but brainstorming innovative methods of incorporating Freeflow into my workflow spurred this idea.
I am unable to share the Freeform document in its interactive state, but I hope that by sharing the story and a short video, you might also be inspired to create and use your own sound board in classes. I simply used the "Insert from..." option to select all these sound effects that I had placed in one folder. A little time adding some shapes and tidying up the placement and voila!
All sound clips were either composed/created by me or were downloaded from https://pixabay.com/.
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