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Comments about Talk Block™, Set of 5:
I placed these in different areas in my home for my special needs non-verbal son to quickly make requests ("water please" and "I want to go outside" etc.). They are working really well and I am so happy with the buttons. They are a bit expensive but I've been using them for several weeks now and I feel they are worth the $$.
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Talk Blocks: A Wonderful Classroom Tool!
By Heidi of HeidiSongs
from La Verne, CA
About Me Education Oriented, Kindergarten Teacher, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent
I was excited to be given a set of these Talk Blocks to try out and review about a month ago by the good folks at Learning Resources! Talk Blocks are blocks with a removable cover and a little recorder inside, so that you can record anything you want on it! Then, all you have to do is push the button and listen to it!I decided to use my Talk Blocks for language arts instruction; specifically, I used them at the writing table as a supplement to my word wall! I just printed out some words that the children were likely to need, and cut them to the correct size of the top of the block. Then I recorded my voice saying the word by changing the slider button in the back to "record" and pressing the button down. You continue to hold the button down as you speak, and then let go when you are finished. Then slide the button back again to "play" and then listen to your recording! If you like it, you're done! If not, then just slide that button back to "record" and try it again! No erasing needed; the recording automatically erases when somebody slides to button back to "record." My kids really LOVED to record their own voices, so I had the whole class say the word that I had written on the top of the blog! Then we all listened to it to check and see if it was alright. The only thing I found out that was necessary was to cover the slider button on the bottom with duct tape, because if the students start to "explore" the unit and sliding buttons around, the recording is instantly erased! I found this out the HARD way, LOL!We used the Talk Blocks for several different lessons, but my favorite use so far was in conjunction with a writing project. I recorded and wrote on the tops of the blocks several words that I thought would be useful for the children, and laid them out on the table and let them use the Talk Blocks in conjunction with the Word Wall. If they weren't able to tell the difference between the words "they" and "that," for example, they could press the button on the Talk Block and listen to all of the kids say the word! Lots of children used the blocks for this purpose, and it really did help them complete their writing. We also used the buttons to record the children cheering, and then let them press the button when they turn in their homework for the week! It's very motivational, and the uses are really only limited by your own imagination. But watch out! To keep the noise level low, just make sure that your recordings are a bit "soft spoken," because if you have the children all shout something, then it will be recorded and play back VERY LOUD!!!!! This is a nice tool to have in your classroom or home school! The children love it and it's a fun addition to nearly any lesson. Just remember to save some money for batteries, because each Talk Block needs THREE AAA batteries! And because of that, I always turn the buttons to "off" when we are not using them.Heidi Butkushttp://heidisongsblogspot.comhttp://www.heidisongs.com
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A Must Have for Preschool & Kindergarten
from Dallas, Texas
About Me Teacher
From the moment I first saw the Talk Blocks I knew the possibilities for use with young children were endless. Some of my ideas for using Talk Blocks include teaching letter/sound association and increasing student motivation and engagement.I have posted a few of my ideas on my blog: [@] I was not compensated in any way for the ideas posted, they are entirely my own opinions.