Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Check out this "Easi-Speak" Giveaway!

Have you seen these little things yet? Well if you haven't, you need to check it out...they are AMAZING! I was super excited when LEARNING RESOURCES asked me to try out their product.
Fun MP3 recorder in the shape of a microphone invites students to talk!
 What is it??? Here's the product description from the Learning Resources website:
Fun-and-easy wireless recorder encourages even reluctant students to speak up! Just one button to record, then simply play back and listen (up to 4 hours of audio). Extended uses across the curriculum—oral language, fluency, phonics, speech therapy, intervention, math facts, podcasts and more. Built-in USB to charge via your computer and download (PC, Mac). Upload student-created files (WAV or MP3) to digital portfolios for authentic assessment, or share with other educators or parents. Integrated speaker offers quality playback for instant self-assessment.
My 8-year old couldn't wait for me to get it out of the box!
Let me just start by asking....What kid doesn't love to get their hands on a microphone? And this EASI-SPEAK USB RECORDER is just the perfect size for little hands. My first graders could not wait for their turn to "read with the microphone"-they did not want to put this nifty little thing down! {I think that it makes them feel like a famous rock star! lol} I was very curious to see how some of my shy/reluctant readers would feel about using the EASI-SPEAK. Amazing!!! Using the microphone actually made some of those kiddos feel a more comfortable reading aloud. I love that I can play it back & really hear how they read. I just hate to keep asking my firsties to read louder when I know that they are uncomfortable doing so....thank you EASI-SPEAK!!!! Problem solved!
And do you have those kiddos that are super readers, but get a little careless? With the EASI-SPEAK, those students seemed to be instantly challenged to sit up tall & show off their best reading. When one little guy listened to himself read he said, "Dang! I used some good expression in my voice!" Too cute! I love how easy it is for them to play back/listen to themselves & self-assess their reading.


Now, as a teacher you know that there are bazillions of products out there that are really cool, but OMigosh are they complicated! Some are not even worth bothering with....not EASI-SPEAK! This has got to be the easiest thing ever to use...(guess that's why they named it "Easi-Speak"! Ha ha!) Seriously, all I did was plug it straight into my USB port on my computer to charge it up. Yep! That's right...NO BATTERIES or CORDS!!! Woo Hoo!

The possiblilities are endless...I'm planning to use this as part of a digital portfolio for my first graders next year. It will be super easy to record a reading sample from each student at the beginning, middle & end of the year. It's great for sharing student progress with parents & other teachers also. Another use... I'm going to use the EASI-SPEAK to record some of our favorite stories for students to listen to at the reading center. They're gonna be so surprised to hear my voice when they put those headphones on!


Want to learn more about this FAB-U-LOUS product?? Just click here-LEARNING RESOURCES EASI-SPEAK USB RECORDER or check out these links also:
http://www.youtube.com/user/LearningResourcesInc
 http://pinterest.com/learninghandson/

 Contest has ended...
Want to WIN one these nifty products for your classroom? Here's the scoop on the GIVEAWAY...
Just leave a lil comment saying that you do the following:


That's 6 chances to win! Be sure to include your email address on each entry. Contest end Sunday, June 10th-winner will be announced on Monday! Good luck!!! CONTEST HAS ENDED

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