Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Learning Resources Is Giving It Away! Check out the MeCorder

It's a great day whenever I get a sweet package from the folks at Learning Resources.  I love that they just 'get' that kids learn in different ways and that we need to give them different kinds of tools to meet their goals.   Their latest product, the MeCorder, is no exception.  Want to find out more about the specifics of this fabulous tool?  Check out the specs HERE.

I immediately knew when I got my hands on this little device that I was going to be directly meeting the needs of my visual and auditory learners but I suspected that almost all of my kinders would LOVE it. I was right.

This small, lightweight video record is perfect for students who need to have visual instructions for activities and centers (or just need to hear the instructions more than once).  It was easy enough to operate that I some used it to practice their sight word fluency and play it back to hear how it sounded and others used it for poetry to recite poems we had already learned in class.  It added a new sense of fun and excitement to otherwise pretty mundane activities.

This little device holds a myriad of potential uses in your classroom (and I can guarantee you my own boys loved sending secret video messages back and forth to each other from one snow day basement fort to the other. I think that tells you how easy it is to use.

Special features that I loved was it's small size and the magnet on the back.  I just find that so ingenious.  As a teacher with very little storage space, I can slap this on my metal cabinet and students (and I) will always know where to find it.  Additionally, anything that doesn't require batteries, is ok by me.  You just hook it up to your computer to charge it and away you go.

So I bet you're wondering how you can get one of these little wonders for yourself right?  Of course, you can get all the details and pick one of your own up from Learning Resources.  Or you can try enter to win one right here!  (I love that the good people at Learning Resources let me share these goodies with you.)

It's a pretty easy entry so make sure you get your entry in. You have until the 10th and then I'll select the lucky winner!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 I'd love to hear how you would use this item in your own classroom.  So drop me a line.


  1. How exciting! It must be so much fun trying out such great stuff! I might be a little jealous right now...

    The Lower Elementary Cottage

  2. Oh my! That is fantastic! I need to get for my little grandsons! Would love a chance at a giveaway, and if you don't mind...I'll share on facebook too! :)

  3. This looks great! Thanks so much!


  4. This device is AWESOME!!! If I won I'd use it in my classroom. I'm a K-2 inclusion teacher and would use it with several of my children. Sitting here typing this I can already think of several children who would benefit. I would video children during routines to model correct behavior. I would video several of my children reading, to show a couple of them they CAN read and to let one little girl hear herself read, she was a very late talker due to Apraxia and started being understood by her family earlier this year. :) Thank you so much for this opportunity to enter to win one.

    LeAndra Morgan

  5. I teach Deaf/Hard of Hearing students so this would be the ONLY way they could record themselves... they'd have to have the visual of them signing.

    This would be fun to try! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. How fun! Can you download the videos? Wouldn't it be fun to email the parents of their child reading? or singing a poem or story?
    What a great giveaway!
    Crayons and Curls

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  8. Wow this is just awesome.It is so much of fun for kids to have recorded themselves while learning.I am sure kids will have great progress in their studies.I will get one for my kids.Will also get some good Preschool graduation gifts from rhymeuniversity,then it will be gift time.

  9. WOWZA!! If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times, "If only I could easily record the directions for new center activities..." I teach 1/2 day kindergarten and there is NEVER enough time for explaining, modeling, reexplaining, remodeling, and the interruption that inevitably occurs whenever I put out new center activities. My kinders would LOVE the independence and success that this little doo-whopper would give them. :) I'm hoping to win!!

    Happy Teacher Heaven

  10. This looks amazing! I can totally see it being used in my Pre-K Special Ed classroom. It would be a great motivation for my students to work on their Speech goals.



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