Why not just have the students do their own recording.  The teacher can make
recommendations as to when they should take out their recorders.
 Educationally I think this would also teach them a better technique they
can use throughout life.

The quickest way I think you can copy to 25 students would be to put the mp3
into a shared folder then have every student logged into a lab and let them
copy it themselves.

Bjorn Behrendt
IT Coordinator
Mount St. Joseph
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On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 10:20 AM, Drew Blanchard <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> The plan (as it currently exists) is to use some Sansas for the students.
>  The teacher will use the voice recorder built into the Sansa, and will be
> wearing a lapel mic as he teaches.  We've found these ELL students can focus
> on the instructions *or take notes, but not both (at least, not
> effectively).  We want the students to focus on the teacher and their work
> during class,  then give them an .mp3 recording of the lessons, assignments,
> etc. so they can review, transcribe, work (etc.) more effectively on their
> own outside of class.  The students can then use the Sansas to record some
> of their own work, practice English, organize their thoughts, etc. for later
> transcription.  The vast majority of these students (we're starting with
> just one class, but it's still 20+ kids) are fascinated by technology and
> look for any excuse to use it.  We want to capture this excitement and
> channel it into helping the students with their work and with their English
> lessons.*
> **But, again, getting the files on all the .mp3 players will take much
> more time than we have.
> Drew
> -----
> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 9:47 AM, Lucie deLaBruere <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> Drew,
>> A few years ago I bought some  inexpensive mp3 players (Sansa m230)  which
>> I got on woot for an incredible deal. They really aren't a bad little
>> player.
>> What I learned,  was that when it comes to mp3 players,  Apple did it
>> right!
>> The user interface is key to their getting used.
>> How are you planning on collecting the lessons, notes, assignment from
>> various teachers?  Will it be the students responsibility to record their
>> own classroom notes, etc. Are they all in the same classes?
>> Seems like an interesting venture.  Love to hear you it works out.
>> Lucie
>> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 9:19 AM, Drew Blanchard <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>> We have an interesting idea to help our (large) ELL population.  One of
>>> our middle school teachers and I want to give cheap mp3 players to his ELL
>>> students and use players to hold the day's lessons, notes, assignments, etc.
>>> so the students have the information for playback at home.  Making the
>>> initial recording is no problem; getting it on all the mp3 players is the
>>> real issue.  Uploading the files to the Web isn't really going to help, as
>>> most of these students do not have a computer or Internet access  at home
>>> (hence the portable mp3 players).  We have neither the time nor the
>>> resources to copy the files onto 25+ individual players every day.
>>>  Suggestions?
>>> Drew
>>> --
>>> Drew Blanchard
>>> Technology Teacher
>>> Winooski City Schools
>>> Normand St.
>>> Winooski, VT 05404
>>> (802) 655 - 3530 x6073
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>> Lucie deLaBruere
>> Tech Integration Specialist - St. Albans City Schoool
>> Work: 802 527  0565 x 3206
>> Cell:  802  752  6086
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>>  - James M. Barrie
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> Drew Blanchard
> Technology Teacher
> Winooski City Schools
> Normand St.
> Winooski, VT 05404
> (802) 655 - 3530 x6073