Are you ready for another Learning Resources giveaway? Last month they kindly gave the Easi-Speak Recorder to one lucky commenter who, along with many others, shared how she would use this kid-friendly gadget in her classroom. This time, we're looking for ways you would use their HearALL™ Assessment Recorder. While the Easi-Speak is designed for individual recordings, the HearALL is designed to record small groups of kids:
I found it to be a great tool to use during reading workshop. While I was working with guided reading groups, and the other students were working on the mini-lesson activity, I would put the HearALL with a group I was not meeting with that day. I put the device on a small table and called these students do a book talk, a literature group activity, or to write a sequel to their story while sitting around the table. Since this group was student-led, having the HearALL record them was a perfect way for me to quickly check that they were working together, problem solving when necessary, and completing the task at hand.
How would you use this in your classroom? We'd love to hear your great ideas! Let us know by leaving a comment with your email address and we'll randomly choose a winner on Wednesday.
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