Easi-Speak™ USB Recorder

Item # LER 4401
Ages 4+
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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.

Includes:

     • 1 Easi-Speak™ USB Recorder

Attached USB port is used for charging, no batteries required

Grades: PreK +

Learning Style: Auditory

Skill Development:

Language- Great tool for students to practice and record expressive language skills through storytelling, reading, and more.

Language- Students expand expressive language skills through practicing pronunciation and articulation of specific sounds.

Social and Behavior- Students who struggle emotionally find it hard to discuss things when they are upset. Send a student off to record their apology, tell their side of the story, or share what’s on their mind.
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    Skills
  • Self-Help
  • Cognitive: Receptive Language
  • Cognitive: Expressive Language


  • Key Points
  • Extended uses across the curriculum—oral language, fluency, phonics, speech therapy, intervention and more
  • Can be used for self awareness/self assessment/biofeedback in the areas of grammar and speech articulation/phonology
  • Children can listen to their recordings and critically assess their productions. Such a review generates an advanced auditory discrimination task (error production vs. targeted sound), especially if the children are able to correctly produce the sounds some of the time
  • Student data can be easily added to digital portfolios for authentic assessment, goal progression and sharing.
  • Auditory memory deficits can be aided by recording directions for the child to replay when necessary


  • Disability
  • Autism
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Dyslexia
  • Brain Injury
  • Speech
  • Vision

  • Features:
    • 128 MB of memory
    • safe breakaway lanyard
    • Audacity® music editing software
    • Headphone jack for quiet listening
    • Measures 5 1/4"H

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    4.8

    (based on 46 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (18)
    • Durable (6)
    • Engaging (6)
    • No batteries (6)
    • Fun (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fluency (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Easi-Speak USB Recorder is FUN!

    I teach Kindergarten, and I was very pleased to be asked to review this unique little product via email from the good folks at Learning Resources! When I received the Easi-Speak Digital Microphone free...Read complete review

    I teach Kindergarten, and I was very pleased to be asked to review this unique little product via email from the good folks at Learning Resources! When I received the Easi-Speak Digital Microphone free from Learning Resources, I was surprised that it really looked like a toy! But it is much more than that. In my classroom, we have had gotten into the habit of recording our voices and making movies of ourselves reading using my iPads. Having this little Easi-Speak has given me an extra tool for that purpose! Of course, it does not take video, but it does record the children's voices and allow them to hear themselves reading the passages back again. This is an extremely motivational activity for children that may not have previously cared much whether or not they could read a certain book with fluency, because once they get a chance to record their voices and listen to it played back, they are suddenly VERY interested in getting it RIGHT!
    Of course, you can do the same thing with an iPad or an iPod, but at a much higher price. Many teachers also would be far too nervous that their students would break these expensive items to actually turn the kids loose with them! There doesn't seem to be any chance of this happening with the Easi-Speak! The worst thing that could happen is that they might drop it, (at it did drop, in my room!), yet nothing bad happened to it. It kept on working, same as always!
    The other thing that happened was that the children were playing with it at playtime, and it did finally get "full" with recordings and so the children couldn't record any more. It took me a few minutes to read about how to efficiently delete all of the recordings at once, because I knew I didn't need to save any of them. It turned out to be very easy: I popped it into my Mac computer, opened up the folder, and dragged all of the recordings in it to the trash! An added bonus for me was that it really did work on both my Mac at home and my PC at school. Go figure! That almost NEVER happens!
    My kids love this great tool! And I LOVE that I never have to buy batteries for it!!! Hooray!

    Heidi Butkus
    http://heidisongs.blogspot.com
    http://www.heidisongs.com

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    not happy with this purchase

    I appreciated Learning Resources providing me a refund when I was not satisfied with the product.

    I appreciated Learning Resources providing me a refund when I was not satisfied with the product.

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    1.0

    not happy with this purchase

    By Nat

    from Gering, NE

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    Comments about Learning Resources Easi-Speak™ USB Recorder:

    I appreciated Learning Resources providing me a refund when I was not satisfied with the product.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    7 year old Grandson loved it

    By Irish916

    from Oregon

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Entertaining
    • Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Children
      • Family

      Comments about Learning Resources Easi-Speak™ USB Recorder:

      Having a ball with it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great classroom tool to build fluency

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      By Brenda @ Primary Inspired

      from Columbus, IN

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • 4 Hours Of Audio
      • Easy to use
      • Easy upload to computer
      • No Batteries

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Partner Reading Interview
        • Record Student Reading
        • Share Reading W Parents
        • Teacher Recorded Books

        Comments about Learning Resources Easi-Speak™ USB Recorder:

        I received the Easi Speak USB Recorder to use and review in my second grade class room. I have to say that both I and my students were impressed! I love that it's so easy to use....one button to record...one button to play. My students can use it independently with just a little bit of training. There are no batteries required, since it charges on the USB port. One of the coolest uses is the ability to 'collect' students' reading, upload to your computer & then share with parents or other teachers. One (of the many) ways I am using it is to track student reading progress. It's been amazing & powerful for the kids to be able to listen to what they DID sound like compared to how they sound NOW.

        Bottom line....this product is a fabulous little motivator! Even my most reluctant reader is eager to read when he gets to use the Easi Speak! It's a terrific addition to your classroom!

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        5.0

        My Students love using the Easi Speak!

        By Ms. A

        from Center Point, AL

        Pros

        • Easy to set up
        • Good Crisp Sound
        • Kid friendly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fluency checks
          • Poetry Read Alouds
          • Reader's Theatre
          • Reading Conferences
          • Small Group Instruction

          Comments about Learning Resources Easi-Speak™ USB Recorder:

          Each week I let my students record themselves re-reading a familiar book from a previous reading conference. Then I'd go back and listen in order to plan teaching point for our next conference. Sometimes I'll record them after a quick book introduction and let them have a first read as I complete a running record.

          We are also using this to record our Reader's Theatre scripts during small group. We practice our scripts for a few minutes towards the end of small group time, and the students usually present on Fridays. They love using it.

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          5.0

          Great for Speech Therapy and Groups

          By all4mychild

          from Boston, MA

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • High quality recording
          • Motivating For Kids

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Evaluations
            • Social Groups
            • Speech therapy

            Comments about Learning Resources Easi-Speak™ USB Recorder:

            We love this adorable microphone! We use it in individual speech therapy sessions to motivate kids to string more sentences together and to send the results to parents. We love the high quality recordings and ease of use when recording speech-language evaluations. And we LOVE using this microphone in our Social Adventures groups to motivate kids to express emotions more dramatically. In fact, we wrote a whole blog about using the Easi-Speak with groups, you can read it over at all4mychild.com/blog.

            Disclaimer: we were given this recorder as a gift with the express purpose of writing a review.

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            5.0

            Let Your Students Be the Star

            By Second Grade Shenanigans

            from Anderson, SC

            Pros

            • 4 Hours of Battery
            • Confidence builder
            • Connects to computer
            • Fluency Builder
            • Literature Circles
            • No batteries needed

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Assessment
              • Fluency
              • Literature circles
              • Partner Chats

              Comments about Learning Resources Easi-Speak™ USB Recorder:

              This is such a neat little tool to use in the classroom for any grade level. It is perfect for little hands and allows students opportunities to be the star. Whether they are recording themselves to build fluency, working in literature circles, or you as the teacer are using it for assessment, the opportunities that this gem provides are endless! It is a much for any reading teacher!

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              5.0

              Love this!

              By Vickie Plant

              from Marianna, FL

              Pros

              • Easy to store
              • Easy to use
              • No cords

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Learning Resources Easi-Speak™ USB Recorder:

                  I love this product!! I can't wait to use it in my classroom to track fluency when I can't be with a student, listen to students buddy read, and allow parents to hear their children reading. I love that the actual microphone plugs into the computer!

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                  5.0

                  Spectacular Product!

                  By Miss Kindergarten

                  from Ca

                  Comments about Learning Resources Easi-Speak™ USB Recorder:

                  We used it during our guided reading time. I had my students practice reading the page chorally with me, and then we had one out loud reader record themselves into the microphone. Talk about a whole new spin to radio reading! My students loved reading into the microphone and it was great to be able to play it back right away so that they could hear themselves speak. Seriously, every teacher needs this!!!

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                  5.0

                  Love this product!

                  By Leslie Ann

                  from Alabama

                  Comments about Learning Resources Easi-Speak™ USB Recorder:

                  I love how versatile this product is. There is just so much you could do with it in your classroom. It's also so easy to use. Lots of time, technology can be too complicated to use with first graders, but this neat little gadget eliminates that problem completely! Love, love, love this!! :)

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                  5.0

                  Easi-Speak

                  By Jeannie

                  from Dallas Tx

                  Comments about Learning Resources Easi-Speak™ USB Recorder:

                  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Easi-Speak recorder! I always get overwhelmed by new little gadgets with a thousand parts and lots of buttons. The first thing I noticed about the Easi-Speak is how simple it is....It is beautiful in it's simplicity. It's a great tool for motivating young kids to participate in discussions, read with more excitement, and record student learning.....I am thrilled to have this item in my classroom - Thank you Learning Resources!!

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