BETT show brings together the latest technology in Education. Below are a list of technology software, tools and ideas that were exhibited in 2017 aimed at supporting and facilitating Auditory learning. Auditory learning is a learning style in which learning takes place through listening and speaking.

1) Easi- Speak

Record voices and sounds on the move. With 128 MB built-in memory, it will record up to 4 hours of audio. Listen back through the integrated speaker or download via the USB connector to edit or share on your computer. Built in battery charged through USB. Children use for creative role-play topics, for reciting Quran, for memorising and replaying recording to check accuracy.

 

2) Easi-Ears

Listen to Quran or a story through one of the six rechargeable headsets for a unique experience. Download audio content or create your own recordings then transfer onto the wireless headphones. Can be used indoors or out.

 

3) Talk-Time Premium

Record and play back in high audio quality with these fantastic cards. Key features: 60 seconds recording, Record locking feature, Replaceable batteries, Quality dry wipe, Available in three sizes, Magnetic back.

 

4) Recordable Talking Wall Chart

Place cards, objects or drawings inside the 30 pockets and record a 10 second message for each one. It is easy to use for both children and teachers. You can record over and over with as many questions as you like. You could ask a question about what is in the pocket, answer a question in the pocket or leave a description. Some ideas for use; Alphabet, Storyboards, Visual Timetable, Subject Quizzes, Timelines, Emotions Chart, Class Rules, Star of the Week, objects, important people and so much more.

 

5) Waterproof Recordable Talking Turtles

Versatile waterproof, recordable turtles for use in sand, water and gloop. These cute characters are great for hearing the number aloud in Arabic or for  use in small world play, on treasure hunts, or for number lines. Suitable for indoors and out.

6) Recordable Talking Pegs

Children can record their own messages and clip the pegs onto the the entrance of their dens. Draw a map and leave talking clues around your setting, create a talking number line or ask children to record a short message about their drawings for parents to see.

7) Recordable Talking Briefcase

Promotes communication, and featuring six customisable, recordable buttons with 30 seconds playback each. Perfect for visual learning vocabulary, phonics and story-sequencing.

8) Recordable Talking Clipboard

With a sturdy plastic board for writing on, the Talking Clipboard features a child friendly clip with a difference – it has a 40 second record function with easy to use controls. Now children can describe what they are drawing on the go or illustrate their own stories. Why not leave around your outdoor setting and record instructions for children to follow as they structure their own learning?

9) Recordable Talking Pen

This pen detects sound spots and plays back narrations, questions, answers, quizzes or sound effects on enabled books or posters.An exciting recordable resource, great for practising and assessing vocabulary. Can be used to record yourself and listen to the recordings instantly!

10) Wooden Recordable Wall Panel

A great auditory, wooden wall with recordable buttons. There is 30 seconds playback on each Big Point. Label the big points with numbers, letters or words and create activities for the children to complete.

11) Talk-Time Resources Classroom Pack

Turn your classroom into an interactive one with this pack of recordable white boards that come in different sizes and shapes.

12) Note-taking  

This device could be utilised by maturer students of Arabic or study a course in Arabic. The software allows you to:

• take high-quality recordings

• highlight key moments in colour

• add images right alongside your audio

• painlessly transfer your file to Sonocent Audio Notetaker

Additionally, the accompanying free app allows you to:

• Transfere audio from podcasts and online videos

• Take recordings of language practice and group work

• Take visual annotations of text and audio for feedback and assessment

• Text notes, slides and images – right alongside the audio to which they relate

It’s great for practising pronunciation and new vocabulary.

 

We would love to hear your feedback! If you were to apply any of those tools or software to your teaching, which one would it be? If you are already using any of these or use different ones, please share your experience with us below.