Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Learning Resources Easi-Speak Review and Giveaway

Learning Resources is an amazing website with tons of great learning tools! I had the opportunity to review their spectacular item, Easi-Speak USB Recorder, and let me just tell you, it's AWESOME!

I opened it up at home and tested it out before I brought it to school. Then boyfriend got a hold of it and I couldn't get it out of his hands! Ha! It was so easy to use, really great instructions and my favorite part was the built-in USB! Such a great way to share with parents and other teachers!

So I brought it to school to use with my summer school kiddos. The class I was teaching had a high population of English Learners, so this was perfect! What is more exciting than talking into a microphone!? I mean, really! Or is that just me?? 


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!!! And it's your lucky day! Learning Resources is allowing me to giveaway one Easi-Speak USB Recorder to one of you!

All you need to do is follow these steps and enter using the rafflecopter below!
1. Follow Miss Kindergarten's blog
2. Like Learning Resources' facebook page
4. Follow Learning Resources on Pinterest

Giveaway ends Friday, Aug 3rd at 9pm PST


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64 comments:

  1. I have seen many teachers blog about this product. Would love to useit it my K class too! :)

    Kristin

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  2. I would use it to motivate those unmotivated students.

    arcrow@sbcglobal.net

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  3. What a great way to track progress as well! Kids will love to read their 'favorite' book (and then listen back to it)! thanks!

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  4. Would love to have an easi speak for running records and to practice fluency.
    kravenegas@yahoo.cm

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  5. I would love to hand an easi speak for fluency practice and readers theater!

    deannd89@gmail.com

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  6. This is a wonderful product! I have been trying to win one of these for quite some time. If I were fortunate to win one, I can think of many ways to use it: to motivate reluctant readers, as a tool in a fluency center, for use with Author's Chair or when students are reading to a friend, and to assist in assessment of fluency.

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  7. This would work so well for various grade levels! I love it!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

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  8. I would use it to record readers and play it back for parents at conferences. Also, to let students listen to themselves and critique their own fluency

    mfeikert@embarqmail.com

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  9. I would use it for practicing student reading.
    Anita
    Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten

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  10. I would love to use this product to record and track my student's reading progress throughout the year. I would download reading samples and present them to parents and conferences and compare reading at the end of the school year to their reading from the beginning of the school year. We also could record class chants, create readers workshops and more!

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  11. I totally want some of these!! Everyone is talking about them!!

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  12. I would love to use the Easi-Speak Microphone to help build fluency in my students!

    Renee'

    Stewartr@greenvilleisd.com

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  13. I'm glad I found your blog - how cute. The Easi-Speak looks like fun, would be great for having the kids practice reading, or for giving directions!

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  14. This looks amazing! I would use it for fluency practice, re-tells and and running records. This would be so great for independent centers to have accountability.

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  15. I would use it for differentiated learning activities like recording oral responses instead of written, fluency checks, running records, etc.

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  16. I would use it for fluency.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity.

    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  17. I would be so excited to get an Easi-speak. I could use it for fluency. It would be a great reward for my students to have their fluent readings included in our Listening Center.

    Donna W.

    darryl40w@att.net

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  18. I would let parents and students record reading stories on it to listen to during "listen to reading" time. So fun!

    kristenkennedy5@gmail.com

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  19. I would use this to increase fluency.

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  20. I would use one to help my students increase their fluency :)

    Natalie
    Teachery Tidbits

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  21. I would use easy speak to encourage my "low" readers. I think it would help them build more confidence when reading aloud.

    Tiffany
    tamiller@lf.k12.de.us

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  22. I have seen these and I can't wait to use one during guided reading.

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  23. I forgot to leave my email: lkdallmann@hotmail.com

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  24. I would use this with my kinders during guided reading.

    krisnath09@gmail.com

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  25. I would use the Easi Speak to monitor reading fluency progress with my students. :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  26. Would love to use this for fluency with my Kinder readers-looks great!
    DWMom4@aol.com THANKS!

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  27. I would use this for fluency and assessments!!
    Ashley
    ashleyhorn87@gmail.com

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  28. I would use to it encourage communication among my special needs kindergarteners.
    Carolyn
    dopey0222@gmail.com

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  29. I would use it to help with fluency in all of my student groups.

    Andrea
    readerstars@gmail.com
    Reading Toward the Stars!

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  30. I would put it in my library center and have kids record themselves reading a book, for a starter use! It would be good for having shy ones read aloud their writing, too!
    -Carol
    Mrs. Cobb's Kinder Sprouts
    Come enter my poster printing giveaway! One day left!

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  31. Hi girl!!!

    Ps- I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! http://tickledpinkmandy.blogspot.com/2012/07/versatile-blogger.html

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  32. This looks AMAZING! I would love to use it with my kinders!

    Mary

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  33. Ooo I'm dying to win one of these! I've been entering every giveaway with an EasySpeak that I can find haha! :)

    Sugar and Spice

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  34. I would love to use this in my classroom to encourage my ESL kinders to speak in class.
    CindyKindergartenLove.

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  35. I would use it during guided reading and with all of my inclusion students!

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  36. I would love one of these not only for fluency, but for my star of the week presentations!
    Barb
    msualum99@juno.com

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  37. I would love to use one of these with my little kinders. We have a high population on ELL students and low income students. It would really motivate them to read, and then the chance to hear themselves could be priceless.

    Terri Izatt
    KinderKapers

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  38. This would be an awesome tool to use with all students. I would use it for fluency, as well as to help my speech/language students to speak into to hear themselves, and then listen to somebody else who isn't having those struggles. I would be thrilled to win!

    tzinter@hotmail.com

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  39. I am still dying to get one of those and put it in the hands of a family at home so they can read together there and share at school
    Staci

    ☞Go NuTTY with ME!

    misssquirrels@yahoo.com

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  40. I have been wanting one of these so my second grade babies can work on fluency!! :)

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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  41. I would use it for fluency and assessment.

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  42. I've been trying to win one of these babies for a while now!
    Fluency practice, running records, Share your oral report with the class, so many uses!
    judeeastman@gmail.com

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  43. Fluency, fluency, fluency!!!

    SM

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  44. I would love to use it at a center for students to read sigtwords, cvc words, etc. It would be great so they could here themselves and I could too!

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  45. Oh My Goodness... What a wonderful classroom tool. I could come up with a thousand uses (ok, maybe not that many) but being a special education teacher that has a high population of speech delayed students, I would use it to have them repeat what I am saying, to utter a sound, a letter sound, the alphabet or one word. This would be such an awesome tool for my classroom. Double fingers crossed!

    Jeannie

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  46. I would love to use this with the shy children because I bet they would love to give it a try!

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  47. I would love to use this during guided reading for fluency and motivation. It would be great for documentation as well!

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  48. I would love to use this in my first grade classroom with my guided reading groups and also with our poetry unit! It would be an awesome classroom addition!

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  49. I have been trying to find a way to get one of these for a while. The possibilities are endless!

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  50. I would love to use this in small groups to help my kiddos improve their fluency!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  51. Ever since I first saw this I've wanted it for my special ed room to encourage reading, especially fluency. I also have students who struggle with writing because they forget their ideas as they struggle to spell words. I would love for them to record their story and then they can go back to hear their ideas as they put them down on paper or the computer. I'll try one last time to win on before I order one. Thanks!

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  52. I would use this great tool for all my students to encourage them to read, especially the quiet ones

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  53. This would be a terrific tool to use to work on fluency and to motivate students who aren't enthusiastic about reading.

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  54. Thanks for sharing! This is awesome!! Since moving to teach kinder this year this is a must have in my classroom. The children would have a great time recording themselves singing, then when the time comes, reading.

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  55. I would like to use it in my k class.
    Pat McSweeney
    tmcsweeney26318@comcasat.net

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  56. As a teacher of Second Language learners it would be nice to use this in the classroom to record my students progress. Many of my students are shy and don't like to speak in front of others. This product would allow them to record it privatly and then share.

    Carla

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  57. I would use this for one student to read aloud and record while another student reads to me. thanks for the opportunity.

    Leigh
    ltnbct@comcast.net

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  58. I would love one of these to increase reading fluency with my special education students!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  59. I would use this to help build fluency with all of my various level of readers!!
    -Lauren

    Lcusick4288@gmail.com

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  60. Oh man! This is so stinkin amazing! As a first year Kindergarten teacher I would use this in small groups for my emerging readers who are having a hard time distinguishing sounds. And of course maybe in the car so I can hear myself sing. ;)

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  61. I have seen this little gadget all over the place laterly! How fun would this be to have the kids record themselves reading books?! It could then become a listening work station, and even emailed home for parents to hear. Love!

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  62. I would love to use this in my Kindergarten classroom! The kiddos love to hear themselves read, sing or just talk! Thanks for this amazing opportunity and the great preview! Makes me want to purchase one for my room.
    Cathy
    beagle2love@hotmail.com

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    Regards
    Kindergarten School

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