10 Ways to Use Audio Recording in a Student-Centered Classroom
GotTechED Episode 37:
In this episode, we’ll explore some of the benefits that audio recordings can bring to a student-centered classroom. We describe 10 specific project ideas that you can bring to your classroom that involve audio recordings AND give you the edtech you’ll need to make those projects a reality.
General benefits of audio recording in student-centered classrooms
Helps students with difficulty brainstorming
“Safe” way to practice new learning/vocablulary for self-assessment – students can practice and repeat if they make a mistake. Not possible when handwriting or performing
Revising work – keep students accountable by asking them to record reading their work out loud
Tone of Voice – reading a written work out loud and the listening back can help refine dramatic pauses, transitions, mood, etc.
Differentiation – Record your classroom lessons so that they are available to students after class as a powerful means to help students with learning disabilities
Flipped Classroom – students learn at home by listening to podcasts, readings, dictations etc made by their teacher. Students like to learn from their own teacher!
10 Student-Centered Activities using audio recording
BookWidgets – digital content creation that supports lessons and activities with audio and other interactive elements – https://www.bookwidgets.com/. Has flashcard templates where your recorded voice becomes part of the flashcard experience
Peer-Peer Feedback- Voice comments in a Google Doc
Talk and Comment
Share with teacher and peers so everyone can hear the critique of the paper
Asynchronous Debates- debating hot topics over long interrupted time periods