- Just one button to record.
- Stores 4 hours of audio.
- Charges via your computer's USB port (no batteries!)
Here are some ideas of ways that I used it in my classroom:
- As tattling seemed to be getting out of control in my classroom, I set one day aside and told the children to record their tattles into the microphone. Then, I strung all of their tattles together, turned the volume way up and listened. It was very powerful, because they got to hear what I hear all day long and realized how silly some of it really was. We also discussed how some of them were reports and reviewed tattles vs. reports.
- I had the children interview each other about their kindergarten year and put their sweet answers and voices into our end of year slideshow (priceless!).
- I had my apprehensive readers retell familiar stories into the microphone (like fairytales, Pete the Cat, etc.).
- I had my higher readers practice fluency by reading their familiar reads into the microphone. It is really powerful for them to hear the difference between reading like talking vs. reading like a robot.
- Students can read the room while recording
- Students can also read their writing into the microphone.
- Have students record themselves reading the list of sight words and have another student listen to see if they got them all right. Time how fast they did it.
- My favorite? Having the children sing songs that we have learned OR songs that they have made up!
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