The perfect resource for improving speaking and listening

13 Jul 2020 | Ideas for Teaching & Learning, Primary

The perfect tool for promoting speaking and listening skills in any classroom, Recordable Cards can help you to spread the power of sound to your learners. Each equipped with 10 seconds of audio memory, you and your pupils can record new sounds to go with the words and images you’re focusing on in the lesson.

 

The wipe-clean surface on each card gives pupils the chance to draw and write as they listen, it also allows for trial and error when spelling and writing. The cards come in a range of sizes to suit all ages and lesson plans, including A4 Cards, A6 Cards, and an A5 Talking Cloud shape. You’re sure to be able to use the Recordable Cards for a range of speaking and listening activities.

 

How will Recordable Cards help me to improve speaking and listening skills?

Speaking and listening is a huge part of the key stage 1 and key stage 2 curriculum. Having a helping hand with a resource like Recordable Cards can give a new angle to learning words and sounds for your pupils. They are so easy to use; children can simply press the record button and speak into the microphone, each time overwriting the sound that they last made.

 

Hard-wearing and reusable, the Recordable Cards can be used across all curricular subjects as an advancement on the basic wipe-clean board. The 3x AG13 long-lasting batteries provided with each Recordable Card can be easily replaced, which means there’s no need to keep buying new products for your classroom.

 

Not only can teachers leave instructions for pupils recorded on each device, but the recording feature can also be used to improve teamwork, self-assessment, and feedback for teachers from pupils! 

 

What unusual speaking and listening activities can I use Recordable Cards for?

Taking the Recordable Cards outdoors can be another great experience for your class, they will be able to record the sounds of nature and play them back to each other, even adding a drawing to each sound!

 

An extension of this can move through themed days, such as World Wars, Egyptians or Christmas. What are the sounds of those periods? Giving your pupils the chance to express themselves by using sounds and spoken words will have real benefits to your pupils’ learning outcomes.

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