Have you all heard of the Easi-Speak USB Recorder? Who am I kidding? Of course you have! I was super excited when Learning Resources contacted me to see if I’d be interested in reviewing this product. I am SO GLAD I said yes because this little bad boy is AWESOME!
When my package arrived at my door, I couldn’t wait to take it out of the box and try using it. I am the kind of girl that DOES NOT read directions (please tell me I’m not alone here!), so I was extremely pleased that it was very easy (or should I say Easi?) to set-up and use.
Some of my favorite things about Easi-Speak:
-it requires NO BATTERIES (you just plug it into your computer to charge)
-you just press one little button to record (YES, THAT’S IT!)
-you have the option of playing back your voice on the microphone OR listening to the file on your computer
-the sound quality is EXCELLENT!
I was thinking this would be PERFECT at a fluency station (this past year I used an old tape recorder, which was a PAIN to set-up, play-back, and leave for my students to use independently). You can check out how I work my fluency station here. I also thought it would work wonderfully during math time, especially when we get into solving and writing our own word problems. Students could write a word problem and read it into the microphone, and then another student in the classroom could listen back on the microphone to solve. Seriously...the possibilities are endless!
Now, I know you want one. Right? Well, I am giving one away right here on this little blog of mine.
The giveaway ends on July 14th, so HURRY!
How would you use the Easi-Speak USB Recorder in your classroom?