Snap a picture on your mobile (cell), make a call (to a US number!) and send the photo off, recording a narrative for it at the same time. Or if you’re in the UK, use the online Yodio interface to assemble your location tours – a virtual field trip creator perhaps?
Woices allows you to produce audio tours by uploading mp3 files (or use the Woices app) and locating them on a Google map. In reverse, if you have the app on a smartphone with gps, you can find ‘echoes’ as you move around in the real world.
A suite of tools which enable you and your students to post resources in different ways: FlipSnack turns PDFs into flipping books, PhotoSnack produces photo galleries. Loads more widgets from SnackTools.
Record mp3 is an online tool which enables you to record audio via a microphone, then save it as an mp3.
Online media management and production, leaning towards podcasting. Podomatic might be the way to start producing your students’ first media channel.
ipadio offers podcasting to the Web directly from a telephone.
And since then and having listened back to the ipadio podcast, it’s clear that the sound quality isn’t as good, but that could of course be due to the quality of the mic on the phone, the connectivity etc. I also didn’t spot the text-to-speech capability of ipadio i.e. it has a crack at turning your podcast into text … wonder how useful that might be for language teachers having their students try to speak as clearly as possible?
Here are a few more ideas: