Vocaroo is an audio tool that can be used to create mini recordings which can be downloaded to a computer as an audio file or embedded into web pages, wikis, blogs, etc. No registration is required which means that elementary students can use it without the concern that an account needs to be created. This is a great tool for targeting the proficiency level descriptors of the English Language Profiency Standards (ELPS) or simply for practicing speaking and listening. Of course, teachers should still be cautious about keeping their students' information confidential and should provide guidelines for their students when posting text, graphics, and audio (e.g. not to post personal information such as full name, school, address, etc.) in order to comply with CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act).

Some ways students can use Vocaroo in the classroom are
1) present 30-60-second summary of a story
2) present an audio infomercial of a country or some other topic
3) practice reading sentences to improve fluency
4) practice speaking sentences/phrases in a foreign language


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