Morse Code Generator/Decoder

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My state’s standards include the invention of the telegraph. I found that my students were having a hard time wrapping their mind around it and found this wonderful site:

Morse Code Generator/Decoder

You can type in plain text and convert to Morse Code with a single click. I showed the students on my interactive whiteboard and they were amazed. You can also download the message as a wav file and listen to what it would have sounded like.

My teaching partner and I discovered that you could then copy and paste the morse code and email it, so we sent messages back and forth between our classes all day.

Other extension ideas:

After demonstrating Morse code, students could use Morse code charts to create and decode messages. Some links that would be useful for this:

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