I'm not sure if you are looking for highly "professional" quality, but the best thing we've used so far was a cheap little lapel microphone. The kids don't tend to wiggle it around as much, and it doesn't pick up the puffy sounds when they get close to it the way the normal computer microphones do. The few cheap headsets we've used haven't caused as many issues as the computer mics ... but they were just brought in by individuals so I have no clue as to make/model.
We have also seen that some computers record better than others - we had one generation of gateways that picked up a lot of static. Moved the same kid and same mic to an older generation machine and it worked fine.
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>>> Paul Garrett <[log in to unmask]> 05/18/09 5:21 PM >>>
At a Dynamic Landscapes session I attended, PhotoStory 3 and Audacity were discussed. On of the attendees mentioned that they had trouble getting good sound recordings with the headset-microphone combination they were using. We've had the same trouble here at FMS. Has anyone found a combination that works well for them? I'd also take recommendations for stand-alone microphones, as we could get by with some of those if they worked well.
Founders Memorial School
Essex Junction, VT
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