UPDATED: this giveaway is open to comment entries through monday, the 18th. one winner will be randomly chosen and announced on tuesday, june 19!
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barely used to how this whole review/give away thing works, we’re reviewing and giving away another product from learning resources!
we received the easi-speak usb recorder from learning resources to use and review.
when i first started teaching here in 1994, we had a record player along with cassette tape players. eventually we moved on to cd players and now we are exclusively iphone/computer for music. back in the era of cassette tapes, i would fairly regularly record preschoolers’ voices. sometimes just to listen to as a self-observation type situation and sometimes for a game.
(preschool circa 1996.)
a specific game was “guess who” where each child would take turns saying, “hello.” then we’d switch seats on the rug, i’d play back the tape and we’d try to figure out who was who. we haven’t done this since getting rid of our cassette tape player. and i didn’t realize it!
so if for no other reason, the easi-speak will let us play “guess who” again!
i know from my experiences as a mama, there is little as precious as hearing your own child’s voice on the phone. because this recorder has the option to download the files (not all recorders do!), i can imagine getting a snippet of a preschooler’s voice and sending it to families via email and to share at our parent-teacher conferences.
our very first recording:
“can you hear me?”
press the red button, say something, let go of the red button, plug easi-speak into computer, find the recordings in the MIC_REC folder and drag file to our desktop. super simple.
things the children would like you to know that we like about the easi-speak:
you might feel like a rock star.
it is really light. it’s not heavy at all.
there are buttons on the microphone.
the teacher can put your voice on the computer forever.
it’s like a movie without any pictures.
there is a necklace for it from the company.
even if you whisper the sound will show up.
you can press a button to hear what you said.
you can make recordings longer than the whole preschool day. (in reference to the 4 hour capacity of audio)
you can do yourself talking or something else that makes noise.
we are grateful for this product and highly recommend it.
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and thanks again to learning resources, i have one to give away.
leave a comment and one random winner will be chosen. go team!
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