“SPOKEN” = INSTAGRAM FOR AUDIO (ALL LEVELS)
YouTube for videos. Instagram for photos. Medium for text. What about spoken experiences?
Spoken fills this void. It’s where the world finds a voice, either your own or that of others.
Spoken was founded on the simple idea that the human voice is more intimate than nearly any other form of communication. We’ve taken this idea and created a community around it; stories, experiences, all based on the spoken word.
“Spoken” is a new social network that is designed for sharing audio recordings of four minutes or less. Spoken describes itself as “Instagram for audio.” On Spoken you can upload audio recordings that are up to four minutes long then attach cover images to those recordings. All of your recordings appear in your profile where people can follow you and you can follow others.
Spoken does not have a built-in recording tool. You have to record outside of Spoken then upload your recording. I used Vocaroo to make the recording that I uploaded to test Spoken. Clyp is a simple and free app for recording on Android and iOS devices that could pair well with Spoken.
Applications for Education
Spoken could provide a good way for high school or college students to share audio recordings in which they reflect on learning experiences and or share advice with other students. As a teacher you would have to follow each of your students to hear their recordings.
WHY DON´T YOU EXCHANGE RECORDINGS ON YOUR SUMMER EXPERIENCES WITH YOUR CLASSMATES?