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By Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies
About Me 4th grade teacher, Education Oriented
Comments about Easi-Speak™ PRO USB Recorder:
This is a GREAT product! I had my students read into the microphone and then listen to themselves. I was also able to share the student's recorded reading with their parents or even use it for meetings with the Reading Specialist, etc. I told the students when they become fluent readers they can record themselves reading entire books for the lower grades. I saw the kids practicing reading more than any other year!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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The Easi-Speak: Simple and Easy To Use!
By 3rd Grade Gridiron
About Me Education Oriented
I love this little gadget! It was very easy to use (for both myself and my kids). I think my favorite part is that it doesn't use batteries....it charges through a USB port! I used the Easi-Speak in several ways. The first way was introducing a new center to my students. They had practiced the skill before, but had never played this particular game. They really enjoyed getting to listen to me explain the center while I was actually working with another small group!The second way I used the Easi-Speak was to allow the kids to record their answers to the centers not only on the recording sheet, but record them on the Easi-Speak. It was able to check for correct answers AND check their reading fluency! It was a two-in-one assessment tool! And the kids were having a blast recording themselves!The third way I used the Easi-Speak was to record myself reading a book from our class library. I have a handful of students who are reading below grade level. I chose a book that was on grade level, recorded it with the Easi-Speak, and then they were able to listen to it while following along in the book. It was like my own personal listening center! The possibilities of using the Easi-Speak are endless!
Product Review-Easi-Speak PRO
from North Carolina
Back when I was in the classroom, I went to great lengths to try and capture audio. Whether it was just my lessons so I could post them online or to record audio for student portfolios and feedback I never really found a good way to do it. It always felt combersome. I had to have my laptop and an microphone and then I had to worry about power and storage space. I never really got a good set up that worked well. So when I was able to get my hands on the Easi-Speak Pro I got excited because there has to be teachers out there just like me in similar situations. Basically its a wireless microphone that records and stores up-to 4 hours of audio. For me, the best part, no batteries. It is completely rechargeable. It works like other digital recorders. Press the record button and that's it. When done, you stop. Every recording is timestamped so when you head over to your computer to grab the audio you can identify each one easily. No computer? No problem. You can play back the recordings through the built in speakers or hook up some headphones and listen. So you could use the device as a listening station or to model good speaking or reading skills. I had no trouble out of the box to get going. I did some sample recording of my 2 year old practicing some reading and the pick up was great. When we played back the files there they were crisp and clear and editing was a breeze. I wish I had an Easi-Speak Pro in my classroom to capture all those moments that, trying to get with a laptop just won't do.
The name says it all!
By Betsy G.
from Libertyville, IL
About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent
I used this with my students in reading class. They recorded themselves reading and then played it back to check their fluency. I kept a copy so in the future they can compare it to a recording of their current reading. It was simple to download the files to my computer. My students will use the recordings to set goals for themselves in reading and to monitor their growth.I like that the microphone has a capability of recording multiple files. My students thought it was fun it to use!
from Chicago, IL
The Easi-Speak Pro has been so beneficial to me to test my students' reading levels. Each child is given time to read independently with the Easi-Speak Pro through the span of several days. With the large memory and LCD screen, I was able to see if I was running out of space. At the end of each day, I would place all of the files that the students' recorded into one folder for that specific day to help me organize them. But it was an extra bonus to pull the exact file I needed to share with our Reading Specialist by using the LCD screen when we met during lunch.
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Microphone Recorder - Kids love using it
By Cathy P
from Palatine, IL
I used this product to do a fluency check with the students. Students read a short passage into the microphone. Then they could hear how they read the passage. Then, I was able to upload the files (they uploaded as an MP3) and listen to them on my computer. I love how easy it is for students to use the microphone. They also loved how it looked like a microphone, so it was fun for them. I didn't really like the program that came with the Easi=Speak. I would prefer to use iTunes to listen to the recordings. Overall, this is a good product that can be used with students independently or with you.