Teacher Review For Croak.it!

Awesome voice recording tool to showcase and publish student work

Heather C.
Technology coordinator
Northwest High School
Indianapolis, IN
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used Croak.it in combination with QR Beamer to have students record Book Talks that we transferred to QR codes for placement inside a book cover. This allowed students to scan QR codes and hear a student summary of that book. Croak.it would work well for fluency and comprehension checks as well. It is nice that we can directly email the audio clip to parents, students or teachers.
My Take
I think Crok.it has a lot of potential in the classroom. There is so much value in creating short audio clips, especially in the primary grades. Students can use it for retelling stories, predicting outcomes, reading short clips for fluency checks and so much more. The best part is that you can use the link to share and publish the product. The link can also be tranferred into a QR code to post around the room, in books etc.