This is NOT a sponsored post. However, when it was initially posted, mote did provide me with access to an Unlimited account to try it out + is gave away FREE 1-year Unlimited licenses to 5 of my readers! (those prizes have already been given out) All opinions in the post, however, are my own.
UDL, or Universal Design for Learning, is the practice of making your students’ learning experiences–the content delivery, the demonstrations of learning, all of it–universally accessible.
And that means that we need to deliver content in as many modalities as possible. This is why I was super excited when Google unveiled the ability to add audio in Google Slides. However, my excitement was dampened by the lack of a straightforward process to adding said audio.
Record the audio here, save it there, upload it here, then add it to your Slides.
Can’t we just record the audio in Slides and have it appear in Slides? Please!?
Well, the team at mote has our back on this. Their awesome Chrome extension has been rocking feedback and other classroom processes with the superpower of adding audio comments in Google Classroom, Google Docs, and more. Then they let us use mote while we were surfing the web in Chrome. But now they’ve really outdone themselves . . .
👉 Use the extension to record while you’re in Google Slides and it pops it right onto your Slide. 🤯
Check it out in the #EduGIF below and then, at the bottom, enter to win one of 5 FREE Unlimited mote licenses!
Isn’t that awesome? So slick, so easy, and so good for tons of different learning scenarios.
While the super generous free version gives you these capabilities with audio recordings of up to 30 seconds in length, some of you Chatty Cathys and Talkative Tommys may need a few more ticks of the Apple Watch. That’s where the Essential and Unlimited plans and their 90 second-limit come in. You can learn more about the plans here.
I love this as a functionality for two reasons:
1) My grandparents are deaf, and I’m always looking for ways to make my stuff more accessible.
2) Sometimes inserting audio files is problematic because the school district will block them as an outside source. (If the file is hosted somewhere else.)
Thanks Lisa! You can’t go wrong with more accessibility!
Thank you!! Fingers crossed!! 😊💯🎉