Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Helpful App that's FREE!

Do you have any kids that need to work on fluency?  I have six first graders who are working on this now.  Remember the days of having the kids record using cassette tapes?  So glad those days are behind us.  I just got three iPads for our class (yea!) and I immediately downloaded Quick Voice.  So easy to use and their readings can be saved.

Here's another way I've been using this app:

First of all, I feel like I've been living in a Seinfeld episode.  My class sure has its share of low talkers.  Remember that one?  I kid you not.  I am constantly saying, "Use your loud and proud voice."  It's February and it hasn't worked.  Well, this is where Quick Voice is helping!

I recorded all the kids saying, "Hello."  Guess which kids we couldn't hear on tape?  Guess which kids were SHOCKED and then bummed out? Now guess which kids are working on upping their volume?

I'm pretty confident their low-talking days are almost behind them.  And I'll save them from this fate:

That's why I heart Quick Voice!


  1. Thanks for the information on Quick Voice. I usually use Voice Memo that is under the Utilities folder on my iPhone. My students LOVE hearing themselves read.


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  3. Oh, i do remember those days! Just found your blog and followed! So cute! Come visit soon!

    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  4. We practice our "loud and proud" voice with fake microphones. No ipads here...if our desktop computers work, it's a good day! Great find for certain though:)



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