Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fluency Fun with the hearAll Assessment Recorder & A GIVEAWAY!

Hey friends!  Have you heard if the hearAll Assessment Recorder from Learning Resources?!  If you haven't, it's seriously worth looking into.  I am a HUGE fan of this little magical gadget.  It's so easy to use too!  It comes installed with a battery that you charge using a USB cord.  So simple.  It's so easy to open folders and play recordings too.  Luckily, as a back-up, it also comes with user-friendly directions.  I got it in the mail, brought it to school the very next day, charged it during bell work, and it was ready to go by the time my first Language Arts block rolled around.  If you want to win a FREE recorder (valued at $100) for your classroom... keep reading!



I should add that my thirdsters are obsessed with it.  They took their fluency checks super seriously, and they were so excited to have their little voices recorded for the benchmark test.  {You have to admit, benchmarks are kind of BLAH, so anything that makes it feel more "fun" is fabulous!}  I'm looking forward to playing around with it for literature circle groups, guided reading, independent fluency practice, reader's theater,  and all sorts of other classroom activities.  :)   Maybe a little pod-casting is in order.  Of course, my students are looking forward to it too!  We love technology!!!!

Okay, now for the fun part.  Listening to a few samples of recordings!  You'll get to hear a little blurb from yours truly and listen to a fluency check sample. I am certainly not a professional speaker, as you'll see, especially when I don't have a script!

My Official Product Review!

One of My Pumpkins Reading!


Here's what you need to do to win an assessment recorder for your classroom... for a total of 4 entries!
{Don't forget to leave your email address to ensure that I can get ahold of you if you should win!}

Follow my lil' ole slice of cyberspace, and share how you plan to use the recorder with your kiddos.  :)
Like Learning Resources on Facebook, click on their wall, and tell them that One Extra Degree sent you!
Follow their blog, and tell them I sent you!
Follow Learning Resources on Twitter.

(The winner will be randomly drawn next Friday, December 16th, at 10 P.M. EST}

63 comments:

  1. Hi Amanda: I have followed your blog since I began my trip into BlogLand! I would love to use the recorder to help my sixth graders hear themselves read so they can work towards reading more fluently. Great giveaway!

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

    joyin6th@gmail.com

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  2. This looks so cool, I hadn't heard of it before! I would definitely use this with my reading intervention kids to strengthen fluency. I also think my first graders would have fun with it for recording stories!

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  3. I have actually been thinking about researching what I could use to record some of my kiddos reading to practice fluency. I also think it'd be great to use this to share with parents what fluent readers sound like... or the progress they are making. We have a chart in the hall that the kids love to see themselves push towards their wpm goal and I wonder if this add encouragement. My lower ones would then get to hear what they sound like so we can correct themselves! I'm excited you posted about this!
    Lyndsey

    mulholland.lyndsey@gmail.com

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  4. I'm a follower of your blog & love your ideas! I would love to win this recorder!! I would use it for my reading group circles. Thanks for the opportunity!
    sdavis6281@hotmail.com

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  5. I follow your blog and have been for a while! I would love to win this so my kiddos could use it to practice their letter sounds, hear themselves read, and for assessments that I can record.

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  6. I follow Learning Resources on facebook and posted tht you sent me!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  7. I follow Learning Resources blog but didn't see how to post on there you sent me. Any help with that?

    kellbrown28021@gmail.com

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  8. I am a follower of your blog and would love to win this recorder. It would be a wonderful way to help my students practice fluency!

    Mindy
    mwells@ourwayschool.com

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  9. I follow Learning Resources on twitter! (kellybb31)

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  10. I liked them on Facebook! Thanks!
    Shannon
    Smansfield005@yahoo.com

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  11. I think this recorder would be wonderful! I teach first and besides the obvious use for running records and fluency it would be great to have the students hear themselves reading. I think it could be used to allow parents to hear what a fluent first grade reader sound like, "real reading" that some parents don't understand we look for in assessments.
    Sandy
    spung@sbcglobal.net

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  12. I follow Learning Resources on Twitter
    Sandy
    spung@sbcglobal.net

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  13. I liked them on Facebook!
    Sandy
    spung@sbcglobal.net

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  14. I follow their blog and I told them you sent me!
    Sandy
    spung@sbcglobal.net

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  15. I am a follower of yours. i would love to use this with my 4th graders to help improve their fluency. It would also be great for recording them reading books to play back for the 1st graders.

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  16. I would love to use this for my partner reading scripts, fluency practice, and more! My email is havery@Joplin.k12.mo.us Fingers crossed that I get picked! :-)

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  17. I would love, love, love to have this device! I would use this with you 4th graders to review running records and review snippets of their reading conferences I have with them.
    Ami
    ami6880@aol.com

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  18. I would use it with my intervention babies. I follow your blog :)

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  19. Amanda, I am one of your followers. I would love to use this with my first graders to work on fluency. I would have my students look at their graph to see if it goes up and down or just stays straight across. I would also have them listen to themselves to hear what they sound like as a reader.
    Camille
    An Open Door

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  20. I want to use it to help with assessments!

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  21. This sounds like a great product! I would love to win because it would help all of my students build and increase fluency, especially my reading intervention students who often struggle with what fluency is and hearing themselves would make a big difference! Thank you for this giveaway!

    Kayla
    primaryjunctionblog@gmail.com

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  22. I follow Learning Resources on Twitter!

    Kayla
    primaryjunctionblog@gmail.com

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  23. I have many students in my 3rd grade class that are reading at a 1st grade level and I would use this to help with fluency and confidence.

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  24. I follow Learning Resources on Twitter

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  25. I like Learning Resources on Facebook

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  26. I'm now following the blog of Learning Resources

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  27. I would love to have the recorder for fluency checks but also to record audio that could be added into various programs/websites we use like Glogster and Frames

    temske@gmail.com

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  28. Would love to have this little recording device for my firsties to listen to themselves read in order to build fluency.

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  29. Thanks for sharing this. I have been looking for something just like this.

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  30. I follow your blog! I would love to have this recorder to not only record my students during fluency checks and to record myself and my students for use in projects.

    henline.5@osu.edu

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  31. I liked Learning Resources on Facebook and left a message that you sent me :)

    henline.5@osu.edu

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  32. I follow Learning Resources blog as well!

    henline.5@osu.edu

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  33. Thanks for sharing this information. I have been looking for something just like this. So far this has been the best I have seen.

    http://secondgradelockerroom.blogspot.com/

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  34. Wow, this is the coolest thing! I would use it for the kids to hear themselves in an effort to improve their fluency. I also am a follower of your blog.
    ann.richardson@d300.org

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  35. Loved listening to it and certainly would use it in my classroom.I also follow your blog!
    annr8075@yahoo..com

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  36. Would LOVE to win this to add to my classroom resources! What comes to mind right away...
    --recording kids reading aloud for fluency check & to share with both the student and parents.

    --to record cooperative groups in action to assess how they are working. This would help me gain a better understanding of how groups are functioning while I am working with other groups in the room.

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  37. I follow your blog on e-mail. I would use this ass motivation for all those fluency readings we are required to do. I think the kids would love hearing themselves! (grossmangang@q.com)

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  38. I like Learning Resources on FB!

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  39. GFC follower (coliebear) and I would use this to practice my son's reading, fluency, and comprehension skills.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I liked and commented on learning resources facebook (nicole lenz)
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  41. I'm following Hands-On Learning... but I don't know how to tell them you sent me. I hope it counts that I tried!

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  42. I like Learning Resources on FB.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  43. I'm already following Learning Resources blog.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  44. I would use it as a way of measuring my firsties as the progress through 1st grade.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  45. I follow your blog and would love to win.
    2B Honey Bunch

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  46. Hi Amanda,
    I already follow your blog. I would love to use this to build fluency with my little ones during small group. They could also use it at their Rhymes and Chimes center to build fluency, also during reading center and with reading buddies.
    Tammy
    primaryparadise.blogspot

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  47. i follow your blog. i would use this to help with fluency in reading


    catherine0807@hotmail.com

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  48. I follow your blog and would use this to progress monitor my thirdsters! :)
    triciathweatt@comcast.net

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  49. I follow your blog. This is a fantastic tool for setting independent learning goals and self assessment.

    juleslou@aapt.net.au

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  50. Forgot to include my email address in my comments above! Would love to include this HearALL tool in my classroom.

    martonet@guilderlandschools.org

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  51. I follow your blog and love it! This tool would be just what I'm looking for to help with fluency and is way more 21st century than a tape recorder.

    ewheeler@northandrew.org

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  52. I follow your blog!!! My kids would LOVE this. I have a lot of very reluctant readers.
    Thanks!
    Heather
    lagmom9906@yahoo.com

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  53. I like LR on FB!

    Heather

    lagmom9906@yahoo.com

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  54. I follow your blog! I would *love* this for my progress monitoring with my kiddos when they are doing "Read Naturally." They would get such a kick out hearing themselves! So cool!
    Susan......
    shorn0106@yahoo.com

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  55. I follow your adorable blog and I would LOVE to use this tool in my room to help my students with their reading! They would LOVE IT! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  56. I follow LR on twitter! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  57. I love the idea of being able to record the kids, I am doing my undergrad student teaching in a 3rd grade classroom begining this January and would love to have an amazing tool such as this to use! :)

    Tracy St. John
    tstjohn@ashland.edu

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  58. I follow you! I'd love to have this product to assess my students on their fluency. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  59. I followed their blog and left a comment saying you sent me!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  60. And I followed them on Facebook and said you sent me! :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  61. Would love to add this to my classroom... ( :
    followed and posted as requested.

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