Recently, one of my favorite educational companies, Learning Resources, asked me to review one of their products. I jumped at the chance, because they have tons of fabulous gadgets. This one really interested me! It's called the Talk Bar. Click on the image below to read reviews and suggestions for use.
These are not my students.
The Talk Bar is a versatile communicator ideal for interventions, vocabulary, sequencing, comprehension, and much, much more. You slide in up to 6 cards and record 10 seconds of audio for each slot. The children press each slot and listen to the audio, then do the task asked of them.
I tried it out with my students and they LOVED it! Here is what I did. I typed up some facts about the Pilgrims and cut them to fit into each slot. The Talk Bar comes with lots of blank cards, but, I wanted to type them, not hand write them. I just measured the blank cards it came with and made my cards the same size.
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Here are some students using this amazing gadget.
They loved everything about it! They pressed each bar, listened to my voice recording, and chose the correct fact to put into each slot. Then, they listened to each slot again, to make sure they chose the correct answers. I love how it's self checking. It's so easy to use that the children can easily be taught to record their own audio. The Talk Bar is just another cool way to utilize technology in the classroom. It's kid friendly and serves a multitude of purposes. My students couldn't wait for their turn and, they are so full of knowledge about the Pilgrims!
I know that you will love this gadget, too! Learning Resources is so generous, that they are allowing me to give one away to one of my lucky followers. All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter below. I will choose a winner on Wednesday night. Someone is really going to be thankful this Thanksgiving! I hope it's you! By the way, if you don't win this totally terrific tool, stay tuned, because I have another amazing gadget to give away very soon!