How will I use Voice Recorder in Stage 4 of the Writing Process for Editing, Modifying, Condensing and/or Researching?
Teachers can use Voice Recorder to give students verbal feedback. Students can use Voice Recorder to record themselves reading to make personal edits, or to provide verbal feedback to another student.
What is Voice Recorder?
Voice Recorder is a creative multimedia software with built in recording and audio playback. It allows you to record sound from a microphone, the line-in jack, or music played by another player in WMA or WAV formats.
There are many choices of Voice Recorders, you can find some simple apps at the Chrome Store. Free Voice Recorder with the highest reviews May 2016 is Mic Note.
Mic Note – Can be found at the Chrome Store – Easy Voice Recorder can save mp3s in your Google Drive and you can add notes while recording.
Ways to Use Voice Recorder in Teaching and Learning
Practice communication with voice recordings
One way to get students to perfect their communication skills is to use voice recorders or audio software to practice speaking clearly and at an understandable pace. You can use voice recordings for various subjects, grade levels and lesson types.
Here are a few ideas for using voice recorders in common classroom activities:
Presentations. Older students can record the final draft of a speech or presentation so they can hear how it sounds and make adjustments before they present to an audience.
Stories. Primary students can record a student-created or favorite story to practice fluency. When young learners record themselves saying their favorite nursery rhyme, they get the opportunity to hear just what they sound like and determine where they need improvement.
Book talks. Students of any age can create a short book talk of their favorite or recently read book. These recordings can be an English language arts performance task and be accessible in the school library to help other students decide if the book is something they’d like to read.
Math facts. Let students record themselves reciting their math facts. When they listen to their recording, have them identify which facts they are having trouble with. By Eva Harvell 10/27/2014
Other ideas: for Editing, Modifying, Condensing and/or Researching
- Have students record their writing piece to determine what to eliminate or what to add.
- Record research directions for a center so that you do not have to re-explain them to every
- Students use audio recorder to share a completed google presentation.
- Students use audio recording as they research.
Common Core Integration
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.