The human voice can be such a powerful tool. It is used to teach lessons, ask questions, or give helpful tips to your students. If it is so powerful, why would we not use it more often?
Today, as I was doing some research, I came across a MP3 voice recording tool on Richard Byrne's Blog. The tool is called SpeakPipe and can be accessed on a computer, iPad, iPod, iPhone, or many android devices. MP3s are a powerful option because it allows teachers and students to provide their voice at all times. Teachers could use this tool if they are planning for a substitute teacher. Recorded oral directions from the teacher are always better than written directions read from a substitute teacher. With SneakPipe, recordings can be done without a username and password and can be shared as a link to your students or embedded into your webpage. Students could also use this tool to record their thoughts on a particular topic at home, giving the class good discussion clips to listen to on the following day.
There are many ways in which this tool could be beneficial in education. Take advantage of SpeakPipe and record your own MP3 message of up to 5 minutes. Check out my example below or click here.