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As a special education teacher many of my students have speech impairments and I've been looking for a way to capture them talking in casual conversation so the speech pathologist could hear them. This is absolutely perfect!
I took it in the very next morning and demonstrated for my students how to use it (kindergarteners with learning and speech disabilities). It took them a few times experimenting to get down how all the buttons work, but they got it!!
I popped the cap off the end of the microphone and plugged it into my computer, saved the "tracks" over to my computer and emailed them off to the speech pathologist. Simple, and soooo helpful for both of us!! She was just as excited as I was to hear their voices in authentic conversation with each other!
There are so many possibilities for using the Easi-Speak in the classroom. First off I've got a huge collection of books that I could record myself reading, no more expensive CD's to buy and store! I also want to have my readers record themselves reading so they can hear themselves, and I can go back ans listen after timed reading tests. My high school students were just as excited as my little ones to use this, they are going to do voice overs on their power point projects next week, and they were trying to come up with more projects that this could be used for!!
Overall it's a great tool for use in the classroom, I would recommend it for all age levels! It retails for $69.99 but it's really worth it with the tons of possibilities for it's use. It's super simple to use, all of my students were able to use it independently. Transferring files to the computer was easy as well, they can be saved in two formats and it's compatible with both Mac and PC.
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