This year I've begun to look at student voice in the classroom and how students can use voice tools in their learning to more effect. Fotobabble is one app/website that can be used in such a variety of ways and students enjoy using it. Fotobabble is one of our 'go to' apps and websites because of it's simplicity.
The idea of Fotobabble is simple. Take a photo, drawing or image of any kind and upload it to Fotobabble From here all you need to do is press 'record' to record your voice talking about the image. Press 'stop' to stop recording then 'play' to listen to it. Simple? Indeed! From here you are able to name it and save it ready to upload to websites, intranets or link to from tweets and more.
If you have an ipod touch, iphone or ipad this process is even simpler by taking a photo from right in the app. Pressing the 'record' button to record your voice and press it again to stop. From here you can listen to it then get it ready to send to the Fotobabble site or embed into a blog or wiki etc
The simplicity of the website and the app is what makes it so beneficial to a range of learners - young to old. Here are a few examples of Fotobabble in the classroom - we used it to share our learning and understanding about different aspects of ANZAC Day: https://sites.google.com/site/2012sps8/anzac-day/anzac-work