One way I have tried to do this is by helping students develop podcasts. This can be a relatively simple way for students to publish their work.
The most consistent avenue for a student podcast has been one for our teaching team. Student “reporters” relay what has been going on in the classes during the week. The process is as follows: students write a script, students record, students share an audio file with me, and I process the file into the podcast.
Anchor is simple, utilizing drag and drop features to produce the podcast. Background music can be added to enhance the podcast.
Students record using their phones or Chromebooks.
In an even more basic form, I have had students record the audio and then published the raw audio without processing it in Anchor. This has been done both for the team podcast as well as class podcasts. Students have created class podcasts on different topics they have investigated. In addition, we have recorded Socratic seminars and posted them as podcasts. (See Unscripted, Students Jump Into Podcasting)
Vocaroo is a straightforward, online audio recorder students have used. More recently, if students are not using their phones, they are using the Chromebook app Beautiful Audio Editor. This is a browser-based audio recorder that allows students to easily delete sections and lay multiple tracks.
The process is easy, allows students to publish their work, and provides an authentic audience