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Easi Speak Mics at St Thomas’ P.S

The equipment was used by P.7 stage in the school during T3. The aim of using this hardware initially was to allow the children to evaluate their own written work to allow re-draft and improvement.


The children found the use of the equipment simple. They could drag and drop their work to their laptop to listen to and allow them to make changes to their written copy. The children further used the microphones to record their peer reading with their infant buddies. They then transferred both pieces of evidence above into their e-portfolios.


The equipment could be used in a variety of ways across all areas of the curriculum and only time prevented more exploring of the possible avenues. They were simple to use and allowed the children to explore technology to enhance their knowledge and understanding. The equipment was easy to use and the sound was of good quality.

Peer Read

Easi speak microphones

At Chryston, we originally ordered the easi speak microphones for primary 1. However, with the introduction of eportfolios, the microphones were used more by Primary 5 to 7 who used them to upload  to their blogs. The children found them easy to use and as a result a set were purchased by the school.

Easi-Speak Microphones – St Margaret of Scotland Primary

Working in groups, P6 pupils were challenged to create raps highlighting the negative aspects of cyberbullying. The pupils were very enthusiastic and asked if they could record their work.  The children were delighted when they discovered that they could use the easi speak microphones.

The equipment was very user friendly and the children were able to record their raps in the classroom. The raps were put on Glow for the children to listen to and share with their family. The next stage is to add music using Garageband.

Each pupil also recorded a poem, which again was put on Glow. Every pupil enjoyed the experience of recording and listening to their work. A few children were nervous at first, however, all were keen to participate.

The quality of each recording was good, considering they were recorded in class. It was very easy to transfer and upload the recordings.

Using Easi Speak Microphones


As part of our S2 ICT course pupils were asked to create an animation of an Olympics game.  After working in groups to produce the animation they would be encouraged to record their own voice over to personalise their animation as pupils would work on their own to edit the animation.

How ICT supported learning and teaching

Using the easi speak microphones pupils recorded their voice over in a quiet  room and were then able to add it to their animation.  Working in a quiet room with the microphones allowed a variety of pupils to enhance and personalise their animation.  Some of the pupils managed to upload their animation to Glow for othe pupils to see and comment on.

Impact / conclusion

Some of the pupils were enthusiastic about recording their voice over and others needed some encouragement!  Pupils who did this were delighted with their final product even though they hated listening to their own voice.  We have now bought some easi speak microphones for use in next year’s S2 course!

Yes, the voice over script was that long!

Flip video cameras, easi-speak microphones – Dalziel HS


Spanish – Pupils were working on the unit ‘Leisure and Healthy Living’ and had been learning how to discuss activities to promote healthy mind/healthy body.

Whole school – We were asked to create an interdisciplinary quiz for the entire S2 cohort. This quiz was to be made on Powerpoint and to last around 3 hrs.

How ICT supported learning and teaching

Spanish – We employed the co-operative learning technique of ‘round table’ and each pupil was given a role. This was expanded and became the technique ‘pass and add’. The groups were reliant on each other to complete the task and all groups were mixed ability. The microphones allowed for recap and amending information prior to a final submission for each team. There was a winning group who in their evaluation did not actually realize just how much Spanish they had actually been using and were really impressed ans was the class teacher and the PT.

Whole school – ICT was critical to the S2 quiz and instantly made the information visible and thus more reader friendly. The microphones, although not used by the pupils themselves, were used as an invaluable teacher tool for a quick way to record round by round instructions which could then be inserted into the Powerpoint as freestanding mp3 files.

Impact / conclusion

Many pupils commented that having both verbal and written instructions had helped them to clarify tasks within their groups. Furthermore, our HID specialists praised the use of audio as well as visual and learning support mentioned that the kinesthetic learners amongst the cohort would have benefited enormously.

Example MP3

A Boyd, C McCormick & M Pégard

Easi – speak – Kilsyth Primary


I borrowed the Easi-Speak mics to record music & drama work related to the Scotland topic we were doing. I then got the children to upload their poems (P4-7 only) and used discussion boards on Glow (P1-7) to first listen to then respond to what children thought of the work they had done.

How ICT supported learning and teaching

It supported it by allowing the children to have the means to record and hear their voices in larger numbers. It also gave them a chance to improve their computer & internet skills by allowing them to upload & immediately let them hear the results of their work.

Impact / conclusion

It made it easy to work with the whole school to record quite a number of poems & songs. The children thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience & will be seriously considering recommending these mics as a good resource in our school.

Alison Burrows

Here is an mp3 recorded by the pupils: The Puddock