Teacher Review For SonicPics

Record your voice to background images. Easy and fun!

Christine F.
Classroom teacher
Van Wyck Junior High School
Wappingers Falls, NY
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This product is great for selecting appropriate images to coincide with a selected text. It also gives the students practice with fluency, inflection, and reading aloud for a specific purpose. I am particularly interested in having students select images to illustrate a poem that they either select or create, then practice reading it aloud. The app allows you to instantly hear your recording, and then re-record if necessary.
My Take
This product can allow students to make appropriate and relevant choices when selecting images to go along with a text. Images can either be uploaded, or pictures can be taken specifically for the creation of the project. It is not overwhelming (only up to five images are allowed) and the features are intuitive and user friendly. Users can record on one image for as long as they need to, then pause before recording on the next. Text can also be added to each image, and finished products can be sent to an email, Youtube, or a computer. This is a great way for students to have an impressive audio visual project with minimal time and effort. The focus of the project can be on the choices they make in their images, and on their performance of the text, rather than on learning complicated technology.