We've had good luck with the combo headphones/recorders--Andrea NC-95. They're about $30 dollars. They keep the mic at a good distance and they've worked especially well with young children recording successfully.
Ellen Matthews
Educational Technology Specialist
Shelburne Community School
345 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT 05482
802.985.3331 x272

>>> Paul Garrett <[log in to unmask]> 5/18/2009 5:19 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.
Paul Garrett
Educational Technologist
Founders Memorial School
Essex Junction, VT