Easi-Speak™ USB Recorder
Item # LER 4401
Ages 4+
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Product Description


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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    Easi-Speak™ USB Recorder
     
    4.9

    (based on 44 reviews)

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (18)
    • Durable (6)
    • Engaging (6)
    • No batteries (6)
    • Fun (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fluency (7)

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      5.0

      Great classroom tool to build fluency

      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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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                  5.0

                  Easi-Speak USB Recorder

                  By Lori @Teaching With Love and Laughter

                  from Florida

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Easi-Speak™ USB Recorder:

                      This is an amazingly fun and useful tool for any classroom. Learning Resources has given me one to review and I am very excited to share my findings with you. It's the perfect size for little hands and is incredibly easy to use. All you have to do to record yourself, is push the red "record" button. To play back what you've recorded, you just push the green "play" button. Even our youngest students will be successful. I especially love that it is wireless and does not require batteries. You just connect it to your computer's USB to charge it back up. It gives you 4 hours of audio before it needs to be charged.

                      I tried it out on some of my students who are in summer camp and they all loved it. You should have seen the smiles on their faces when they played themselves back. I had them each read a whole story and then I played it back for everyone to hear. Even the really shy children were excited to use it. I can only imagine what this will do for the self esteem of our most reluctant readers!

                      As a writing teacher, I will have my young authors read their finished pieces into the microphone. Then, I will play it back for the class to hear. I will also use it for teacher conferences, storytelling, assessments, and more.

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                      5.0

                      Easi-Speak USB Microphone- Great Classro

                      By Brian S Friedlander

                      from Long Valley, NJ

                      Pros

                      • Easy to transfer audio
                      • Easy to use
                      • Great Sound quality

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Oral reports
                      • Podcasting
                      • Reading fluency

                      Comments about Easi-Speak™ USB Recorder:

                      Finding ways to engage students in the classroom with easy to use tools is always a challenge for teachers. But when you do find and easy to use tool that works well-its time to share. I recently had the opportunity to review the Easi-Speak digital microphone form Learning Resources and it name says it all. The Easi-Speak USB microphone has a built-in rechargeable battery that can last up to 4 hours on a charge, giving you and your students plenty of time to record. The Easi-Speak USB microphone can be charged via the USB port on your computer and there is no need to ever have to change or discard batteries.

                      The Easi-Speak USB microphone is simple to use and is ideal for students in the kindergarten all the way up through the grades. Students can start recording by clicking the Red button on the microphone and when they are done they can simply press the Red button again to end the recording session. I had my graduate students use the Easi-Speak USB microphone and they were really excited and impressed with the quality of the audio recordings. Many of my students were looking forward to purchasing an Easi-Speak USB microphone to use in their classrooms for reading fluency, story telling, and for podcasting. The Easi-Speak USB microphone can save the audio files in the MP3 or WAV format making it easy to utilize with other computer applications. In fact when you plug in the Easi-Speak USB microphone into a USB port it mounts as a flash drive where you can find all of your recordings. The Easi-Speak USB microphone ships with a copy of Audacity giving you the ability to edit the sound files. With the Easi-Speak USB microphone, simple controls and quality recordings, this is one tool most teachers will definitely want to have in the classroom.

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