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There are times when students need the support of oral reinforcement for understanding or testing. This is also a great way for students to listen to their essays as they record themselves and play it back. Or, how about having foreign language students use this to practice their speaking skills and then listen back. Here’s a great idea that works really well that we’ve used with success.
Create a free account in Evernote that is used for nothing else but your oral recordings.
Evernote has this great abililty to record audio by just clicking on the microphone icon in a new note. The recording can last for 1.5 hours. If you need more time, you can do more than one recording. When recording several pages, make several smaller sized recordings of 5 pages of text that has been read. Then, the audio is in smaller chunks easier for the student to manage.
The students at secondary level do great with controlling their own reading and they can easily repeat items.
There’s no need to pay for costly programs to provide oral content. Simply record it yourself and share through Evernote