One of the pieces of technology that I have been using in my classroom for a long period of time is the program-audacity. I LOVE THIS technology! Audacity is a free voice recording and editing software.
I often set up our own recording studio for the children to sing songs, record music, and to tell stories. The software is really easy to use, and you can easily adjust the output volumes, edit out pieces of dead air, etc.
The children love to hear their own songs and stories!
We are also going to be using Audacity to increase the selections for our listening center. We have asked the parents to read their favorite books using the program. This will allow us to have more selections available in our listening library- AND bring in some more of our families cultures.
Do you use voice recording software in your classroom? If so, we'd love to hear about it!
Here are a couple of other posts where I mention our use of this technology: