Easi-Speak Digital Microphone Giveaway!



I was contacted by Learning Resources to do some product reviews and I was very interested to see what products they were offering. I do not like to promote any product that I feel is not actually beneficial to learning in my classroom. I often turn down offers from several companies if I feel I would not actually use it. I was really interested in this one though.
One of the products was the easi-speak microphone. At first glance I thought this may not be something that my kids would actually be able to use independently and actually get work done! lol Boy, was I wrong! I took the product out of the box and it was very simple to use and put together. It was ready to use right out of the box! I did not have to charge it or anything and the best part is it does not take batteries!! All you have to do is hook it up to your computer if you need a quick charge!
There is a little USB attachment encased in the bottom of it.
The buttons are color coded and easy to see, even my ESL students can use it. So I immediately put this puppy in my buddy reading center.  In this center students must partner read each page and they must record the books that they have read on the buddy reading log so that I can keep track of the work being done. 
 

I will also provide graphic organizers and comprehension activities in this center or they can pick one of their choice from the reading comp binder. I put them all in sheet protectors.
The kids didn’t need any training on it at all. The red and green buttons were easy to use! While one partner read the other listened and then they switched. They read into the microphone and then they  played the story back to listen to what and how they read. The students were able to point out words that they made mistakes on and gain a deeper understanding of the story. 
The files can even be quickly downloaded to your computer and emailed to parents or teachers! It is excellent data for SST and IEP meetings also. They were also able to complete their graphic organizers with no problem! 
This microphone could be used in many ways not just in reading centers. I read a story into it with my kindergarten son and he uses it to play back before bed or to read along with it to figure out tricky words. The microphone hold up to 4 hours of audio! He also decided to put on a show and dance and pretend he was Michael Jackson but I won’t get into that part! BUT I can also download it and send it out to family! lol 
I am so excited to test it out and find even more new ways to use it! I will keep you updated!
Now it is your turn, you can win one of these great microphones for your classroom! Just leave your email below! I will pick a winner on Monday night at 9pm.
You can check out this microphone here!
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Comments

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    This seems to good to be true and I know my K kids would love to use this.

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    Yeah!! That would be amazing for tier time. Kim.lies@usd267.com

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    How awesome!!! I teach a lot of ESL kiddo's and this may be the answer!!
    JElaine14344@aol.com

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    I love how you used the microphone for partner reading!

    aseegs@aol.com

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    Thanks, great for my ELLs!
    mrsminiesl@gmail.com

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    Yeah!! That would be amazing for tier time. Kim.lies@usd267.com

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    There are so many ways that could be used. What a great idea! lbullard@twcny.rr.com

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    Wow! What a great gadget! I can think of a number of ways to use it in my classroom!

    jodiruiz@gmail.com

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    How cool is that!!! dreneereeves@ymail.com

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    Mr. Nesbitt says:

    Very impressive! My head is spinning with ideas right now. jnez18@yahoo.com

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    The microphome would be a great asset to their reading program.
    Love this!
    vanessa
    sullyv@videotron.ca

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    This is awesome! It would be an excellent addition to my listen to reading station or the buddy reading as you described! Pinterest is awesome! Thanks for sharing! paulsen4@iowatelecom.net

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    I love this! I need it lol!

    kimberlycollatos@comcast.net

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    This sounds perfect for my reading centers! I'm a 7th/8th grade teacher who has several children still at a 2nd grade reading level. Pick me, pick me! Dbrown@integritycharterschool.net

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    THIS IS AWESOME!!!Would be P-E-R-F-C-T for my lil' RTI kiddos i work with in Pre-k!!!!!Bren

    b.presnell@comcast.net

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    Mrs. Wilson says:

    This product would really enhance our reading partners block!

    mswilson3111@aol.com

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    Sounds great. carey@kernelcs.com

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    I guess I need more followers before anybody will ask me to test something cool like this – I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! I can totally see using it in a center like you did – or I could see if a little one finished something early handing them some sight word flash cards or addition/subraction flash cards and have them read them into the microphone. That way I can check their accuracy later. You could even do the same with a cold read – have the kiddo find a quiet spot {could be tricky – HA!} read the new book into the microphone and then I could do a running record later…

    I need one of these – bad!

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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    This sounds like a wonderful product. This would be a great for the struggling readers that just don't like to read.

    sheilasnell1@yahoo.com

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    Seems like an awesome tool!

    akinyar@aol.com

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    Seems like an awesome tool!

    akinyar@aol.com

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    Seems like an awesome tool!

    akinyar@aol.com

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    Seems like an awesome tool!

    akinyar@aol.com

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    This product sounds great! WOuld be great to keep trak of students fluency progress and to see what type of mistakes they are making in fluency! Love it! Thanks-
    ba3jbrown06@yahoo.com

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    Jon Spexarth says:

    Oh, this sounds like a great tool! I love how you use it in your reading center and how the recordings are shareable. Thank you!

    Jon Spexarth
    hawkfan1671@cox.net

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    This would be a great product to use to put in your reading center, as well as record fluency. Students could also record stories for others to hear.

    Thanks.
    Chris
    sakesmom2@gmail.com

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    This looks like a great way for kids to get excited to read!
    marcy_sundling@hotmail.com

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    I would love to have the kids use this, then be able to listen to themselves.

    Thanks,
    Joan
    kallison@sio.midco.net

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    There are so many ways our small Christian school could use this. I believe our teaching staff would be able to share this and students from K3-8 would greatly benefit from a fun learning tool like this!

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    Here us to hoping!!!

    Mary
    Sharingkindergarten.blogspot.com
    Maryamoson@gmail.com

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    Forgot to leave my email – takrafty@aol.com

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    I love this idea! Using it during buddy reading time is a great idea because I don't have to use more time to do this with the children. I can be working with others. My name is Jennifer and my email is jiffymmfan@mchsi.com

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    Love it! My group this year would totally benefit from listening to readbacks. We also have a speaking section on the report card, so this would be a perfect help.

    forsmanl@baycityacademy.com

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    Love it! My group this year would totally benefit from listening to readbacks. We also have a speaking section on the report card, so this would be a perfect help.

    forsmanl@baycityacademy.com

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    Love it! My group this year would totally benefit from listening to readbacks. We also have a speaking section on the report card, so this would be a perfect help.

    forsmanl@baycityacademy.com

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    This would be great! And I love your ideas on how to use it!

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    This year I have been trying to assist my kiddos with monitoring their own fluency as they read. To do this, I have tried using the FLIP cameras my school has available to check out in our library. The difficulty I have encountered with this (besides having a limited supply of cameras that are often checked out by other teachers) is that students often get distracted by the way they look as they read instead of focusing in on the sound of their reading. This product seems like a perfect solution to this problem. Thank you so much for sharing this review. I would LOVE to try this in my classroom!!

    katyro82@yahoo.com

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    It's amazing what a microphone can do!!

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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    This would be so much fun!

    Growingagodlygirl@gmail.com

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    Would love to see how it would help the kids in my class who are struggling to learn to read!

    Sarah586@gmail.com

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    This would be WONDERFUL to win!! Great giveaway!
    sdavis6281@hotmail.com

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    This would be great to use with my ESL kiddos!

    n2teach16@aol.com

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    I have a classroom full of ELLs and this microphone would be awesome… plus the novelty of it! So cute!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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    I would love to use this in my special ed classroom! Thanks for this offer!

    mom2madcam@charter.net

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    I would love to use this in my special ed classroom! Thanks for this offer!

    mom2madcam@charter.net

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    This is amazing. I love that it doesn't use batteries and is color coded. Pick me, pick me.
    kestnerg@gmail.com

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    My Kindergarten kiddos would benefit from this SO much!

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    Wow! Sounds great!
    tomrsjohnson@gmail.com
    Camille
    An Open Door

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    Sounds amazing!!
    lisa5868@excite.com

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    Wow! Sounds amazing! I would love to try it out.

    Tammy
    tammylocks@yahoo.com

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    This is fantastic!
    Chrissy
    Chrissy0906@aol.com

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    This would be great for fluency.
    dillydabbles@gmail.com
    DillyDabbles

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    This looks perfect for what I'd like to implement. Stephb38429@gmail.com

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    I would love to have one of these for my students to use in the classroom.

    Teresa
    tmburgess@roaneschools.com

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    I have a student that is stuttering when she reads but seems unaware of it. I planned on recording her to hear herself in working on fluency. This would be perfect!

    Deanna
    chrsiverson@yahoo.com

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    This looks so cool!!!! nicolabc123@gmail.com

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    I love it! renmo12@gmail.com

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    What a great learning tool for the classroom!

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    Very interesting….
    shaworth@lonestar.k12.ok.us

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    My K-1 kids would like this. What a great learning tool. I really want this for sure.
    Vanessa
    sullyv@videotron.ca

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    Way cool! I am going to check this microphone out for sure. I use one of those "fake" ones that makes your voive echo. I interview the helper of the day with it. This would be a lot more fun! I love the idea of them reading into it and playing it back. Thanks for sharing!
    cvance1111@aol.com

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    Wow! I am going to go check this out right now, too! Thanks for the review…it's nice to hear that something is "worth it" before buying it.

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    This sounds great!! Thank you for sharing. I could really see my students using this!
    maxwellk@vvsd.org

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    What a great tool for the classroom. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and recommendation. I will be checking this out!

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    ohhh…the possibilities!! dana.bledsoe2@gmail.com

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    Rita Clarke says:

    I would love to win this for my son's speech development class. They have helped him so much already!

    all4muttz@yahoo.com

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    This looks awesome!!
    meganseay@yahoo.com

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    I would love to win this. It would be great to improve students reading fluency.
    ofthefay@excite.com

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    I am all about stocking up for my future classroom, and this looks great!

    Allyson
    cupcakescandycanes@hotmail.com
    cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

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    Love it!! Thanks for sharing!

    happygirl747@yahoo.com

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    Would love to have this to use in my classroom!

    Kayce Westman
    kdwestman@baschools.org

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    This microphone looks great! My students would love it too!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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    This item sounds great. Much easier to use than garage band.

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    Yes, I've had my beady eye on them for quite some time, they seem excellent….they come from England no?
    Anyway, pick me!
    kiwiprofesor@gmail.com

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    I would SO LOVE to be picked for this awesome looking tool! It is IMPOSSIBLE to have firsties tape record themselves at all!!! Love the simplicity that this item seems to offer!
    Hope it'll be my lucky number that you select!!!!
    jennifirstgrade@yahoo.com

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    This looks like a great tool for the classroom!
    madamsara@gmail.com

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    I would soooo love this for my classroom! :)
    Cheryl
    cener(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    Crayons and Curls

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    WOW! This is an awesome giveaway! I have SEVERAL second language learners in my classroom and this would be an awesome tool for them to use!

    lauren.humes@gmail.com

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    I would love to have something like this for my first graders to practice reading and fluency!
    barlowb@woisd.net
    Brandi Barlow

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    I would looove to have one of these for my classroom!!!!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
    The First Grade Dream

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    crossing my fingers it will land in my classroom!
    :)
    Riley Grant
    ggrant@greenville.k12.sc.us

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    I would love to use this microphone with my second graders!
    Rosemary
    rosemarykn(at)comcast(dot)net

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    I would love to work on articulation skills with this!

    sarah.holthe@gmail.com

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    What a perfect addition to my "Listen to Reading" station! I have been playing around with old listening stations, ipods, and even online websites for my kiddos to read into but they all seem like too many steps for my little Firsties! I'm annoyed and tired just trying to explain how to do it before they even get a chance to try it. What a great give-a-way!
    rachaelrsterling@yahoo.com

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    I would totally love to win this!! My kids would love it, too!
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com

    First Grade Blue SKies

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    I would love to win this great resource to use in my classroom!

    kmkoala1@gmail.com

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    Awesome! This does look very easy to use and kid-friendly! I'd love to win it!

    amynovellino@hotmail.com

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    This is awesome! The kids would love it!

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    I would love to win this! My kids would love this during Daily 5.
    Vanessa
    sullyv@videotron.ca

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    Seems like a great tool. Love that you could send files to parents. I know my students would love this.

    CL14Mentor@oh.rr.com

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    yes i would love to win this. i have a fake one that makes their voice echo…found at target…but it is really just a prop…
    would love the real deal!
    thanks for offerring it to a lucky winner.
    lhardin@lcisd.org
    laura

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    Ooh I have been wanting one of these for my kinders. Random number please be mine! Thanks for the great opportunity! comptonhouse@bellsouth.net

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    I would love this to use in my class ! I need to get one for my daughter too ! robinerin@gmail.com

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    A great tool for practicing fluency!

    Maureen

    lasmom2@sio.midco.net

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    Could be very useful in my ECSE classroom
    sallie1955@wideopenwest.com

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    This would be great! kfergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us :)

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    This sounds wonderful!

    Bwatson6@live.com

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    Lesson Plan Diva now has her own microphone!! :0) So fitting based on the little K divas in my classroom!

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    My LD students would love this product! Anything to make reading more fun=:)

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    This looks great.

    SM

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    What a great idea for building fluency! Thanks for your wonderful posts!

    donnadbreier@aol.com

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    Wow! I would LOVE to have one of these in my classroom. I love how they can play back their recording and see the mistakes they made.

    Jen
    jenerator_8@frontiernet.net

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    This would be an awesome resource in my classroom!
    rpayne36@hotmail.com

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    Wow!! This looks awesome! I would love to use this in my classroom!!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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    This looks awesome, I love how they can play back their recording and see where their mistakes were. My k-1 kids will love this for sure.
    Vanessa
    sullyv@videotron.ca

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    My students would love this. hopelibby@gmail.com

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    Laura Combs says:

    would love this!

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    This looks to be such an awesome tool! I would love one! jill.glass@boone.kyschools.us

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    This would be an awesome addition to a classroom. memooger@yahoo.com

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    This would be so helpful in my special ed. resource room! I can see how it would help assessments and writing IEP's, and allowing my students to practice reading passages before they have to in their reg. ed. rooms! teachermom@bex.net

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    I would love to have this in my Kindergarten class! Great for building confidence and language!
    Tillie Thigpin
    bthigpin@sbcglobal.net

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    This looks awesome! I'm a new follower!

    Kaleigh's Klassroom

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    I'm reposting b/c I didn't think it was fair to take up 2 comment spaces when I had to add on my email address. Times have really changed! I still have the old-fashion microphone that you have to tune into a certain radio frequency to use! In 1967, my teacher made a microphone using a glittered styrofoam ball glued to the top of a wooden dowel. We'd do anything for a chance to "talk" into it! Good luck all!
    bblover@bellsouth.net

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    Kids would love this!

    mrsfawley@gmail.com

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    wow that is amazing!!

    Redmist100@gmail.com

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    I've been wanting one of these for some time now! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

    jrose@shilohcs.org

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    I would love to use this with my kids in y classroom. kobrien@royal.wednet.edu

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    Perfect way to integrate technology not just for the sake on integrating technology. It seems like an amazing tool for the classroom!
    lwalker@trenton.k12.nj.us

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    Love this! Could record lessons for when students are sick! THANK YOU!
    mizarm@cox.net

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    This looks like an awesome way to get students to practice their reading. You have them Buddy read & have a log for the reading center?
    I would love to win this-thanks for the giveway. I enjoy your blog and the items on TPT. :)
    purplelady913@yahoo.com

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    I would love to win this. Thank you for the giveway.
    Vanessa
    sullyv@videotron.ca

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    My inclusion kinders would benefit greatly from a tool like this! Nancyt1@hotmail.com

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    This would be perfect for my 2nd graders who need help with reading fluency!

    deanne.lanni@gmail.com

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    Great idea… egiles@cisdv.bc.ca

    Thanks, Erin

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    Awesome! I'm adding this to Giveaway Galore

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    What a cool gadget for the classroom
    ✿Tiffani Time 4 Kindergarten ca-scrappin@comcast.net

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    My students would love this!
    mjf9039@yahoo.com

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    My second graders would have so much fun with this! I think we could use it with a Poetry Party we have coming up. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    This sounds like a great idea to get my on levels excited about helping the lowers. asbishop@comcast.net

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    What a great tool! My brain is spinning with possible ideas. Thanks for all the info.

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    So fun!

    hellolacy@me.com

    Lacy

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    I love it. So cool.

    Marebarr@yahoo.com

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    This is the neatest thing and will work great with students who don't want to admit they have trouble.

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    From above
    telles94@yahoo.com

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    I love it and I want it.
    Vanessa
    sullyv@videotron.ca

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    What a neat asset to any classroom. This would be an awesome tool to use with my EC children. Love, love, love it!!!

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    I am an elementary school interventionist and I would love to try this product!!
    Virginia.new@usd453.org

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    This sounds like a great tool. Kids love to talk into microphones whether they are real or not. The bonus is that hearing their own voices could really improve their reading! Thanks!
    Shanirichart@gmail.com

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    This is amazing!! My ESL students could really use this :)

    toast65792@hotmail.com

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    I love this! I have been following you on Facebook and have been wanting to start a blog since there are not many Bilingual/Dual language Blogs. I use a lot of your wonderful materials in my class after I translate them for my kiddos! Thanks so much for all the fun stuff.

    Yanett

    yanett0712@gmail.com

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    Want it, want it, want it! This would be awesome to have for my centers!

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    Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! i really really want this for my K-1 class. What an asset to their reading program.
    vanessa
    sullyv@videotron.ca

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    I could use this with my son that we are homeschooling.

    Doris
    mamansmart@yahoo.com

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    I could use this as a lesson when I am studying with my boys!

    Eric
    errt2002@aol.com

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    very, very cool!
    mamabain1@hotmail.com

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    This would be so awesome!! Kids love to hear their voice out loud!!!

    Vickie Heydenreich
    Abxmomof3@aol.com

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    I have never won anything and I'm currently sick… the only cure for my situations is to win this giveaway!

    :)
    Christina

    Mrs. Bainbridge's Blog

    christina4062@hotmail.com

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    My resource kids would LOVE doing this! My non-diploma students really need motivators to read. Great for their fluency and accuracy practice. What a great motivator!
    I would LOVE to win this!

    jenna

    perry.jenna@gmail.com

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    Sounds awesome! Would def help my ELL students. Curlgrl13@aol.com

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    Sounds awesome! Would def help my ELL students. Curlgrl13@aol.com

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    Sounds awesome! Would def help my ELL students. Curlgrl13@aol.com

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    Sounds awesome! Would def help my ELL students. Curlgrl13@aol.com

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    My resource kids would LOVE doing this! My non-diploma students really need motivators to read. Great for their fluency and accuracy practice. What a great motivator!
    I would LOVE to win this!

    jenna

    perry.jenna@gmail.com

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    I would love to win, I never win anything. I want to win for my K-1 kids. it would be an awesome tools for their reading program
    Vanessa
    sullyv@videotron.ca

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    Gonna try again. This is my first attempt at posting for a give away. I sure could use this nifty tool in my classroom.

    atherton@fultonschools.org

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    Anonymous says:

    knichole@comcast.net I have a visually impaired child in my class who could really use this to record her ideas for writing!

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