AudioBoo is a great app that is not only free (YAY!) but has a wide variety of applications in education. Audioboo is a podcasting app that allows you to record your voice and then post a link to it (or embed it) for others to listen to. They do not need to log into listen to your podcast if you have it posted as a link on edmodo or on your website (same goes for embedding it). A new feature of audioboo, is that you can create a pin-style board for audioboo's for the same topic/class. I have created a BooBoard for all of my social studies classes. I then embed that board into my website, and when I create a new audioboo, I can tag it to whatever board I want and it automatically updates wherever the booboard is embedded. PRETTY AWESOME!
I have used audioboo's to do podcasting for flipped classroom special projects in Social Studies 7. I have also had students create podcasts as a way to respond to various questions in social, religion and even PE class! If you think of an application in which you could use podcasting to enrich student learning, it will likely work!
Check out my social 7 boo board: Social 7 Flipped Classroom
The possibilities are pretty endless for audioboo. The iPad app is great for finding podcasts on various subjects, and the iPhone app is what you would use for recording your own podcasts.
Mrs. Katherine (Kate) Weber