Teacher Review for Vocaroo

Easy and effective audio recording tool

Mara G.
Classroom teacher
Greenbush-Middle River Senior High School
Greenbush, MN
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My Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects World Languages
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
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
Homework
Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Vocaroo is a web-based recording tool. I have used Vocaroo in my Spanish classes as a way to assess speaking. Students go to the website and click record. They need a microphone--either external or internal in a laptop. After recording, students can share, email, embed, or download their recording. I have students typically email me their speaking assessments for grading. I have also used Vocaroo to record audio clips for use in projects my students create such as web sites. I have never had problems with it, nor have my students to my knowledge.
My Take
Vocaroo is the easiest web-based recording tool I've used. I like all the options for sharing and saving, and students like how simple and straight-forward it is. I can't think of any way to improve it. It does what it is supposed to do very well.