Vocaroo- a Tape Recorder for your Website!
My first grade teacher, Mrs. Parker, couldn’t stand for us to talk during class. Maybe that’s why I like Vocaroo so much! Vocaroo is basically a tape recorder on a website! It’s easy. It’s free! How cool is that? All you need is a cheap little microphone- even that cheesy built-in mic on your laptop will work! The recording is saved on their servers and can be linked to or embedded:
There aren’t many settings or options- just click, record, and share. There are no limits on the message length or the time it is stored on their servers. Users can even download the recording if desired. Imagine- students talking during class!
Impact on Education: Any time you need voice recording to explain something to your students, this can be of use. Think about these possibilities:
- Foreign language exercises
- Clarification of any concepts
- Announcements and messages to parents without the hassle of a podcast
- Speech therapy/exercises
- Brief, oral commentaries by students
- Reading aloud a passage for emergent readers
Notes: no account is required, and it’s absolutely free. When recording, you will be prompted to allow the Flash plug-in access to your microphone. When testing, I’ve always had to give permission to the Flash plug-in then reload the page or record twice.