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There are many benefits to using these tools and others in your classroom.
  • engage and motivate students
  • programs that capture voice allow for out of class assessment and sharing with student families
  • can pull up these projects to share with parents and guardians at conferences
  • alleviate presenting fears by recording voice when the student is calm
  • allows for self assessment of recorded voice
  • can be used “as a storytelling tool, a deep thinking tool, a research tool, an expository communication tool, and even an asessment tool - Brenda Dyck http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/columnists/dyck/dyck019.shtml
  • If you happen to be absent on a school day, many of these programs still allow your information to be presented by using your own voice
  • Students who are absent can view content outside of class if you post to a wiki, webpage or blog