Here’s why I like Audacity:
1. No cost: Open source software
2. Capabilities: Recording, editing, importing and exporting files
3. File types: WMA, WAV and MP3 among others
I used an Olympus digital recorder to capture the sounds at Dallas' M.T. Reilly Elementary School during Career Day on May 13, 2011.
First, I asked several students to participate in making an audio movie. They were excited and after I captured the audio of them making bird sounds, they were especially interested in hearing the sounds, which I played back for them.
Finally, I used the Effect menu to select Fade Out which I placed at the end of the final piece of audio.
Listen to the three students making bird sounds.