May 2, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - Popular desktop application, Fluency Timer, comes to the iOS this week. The app allows teachers, parents, and students themselves to record fluency readings with the push of a button. An adjustable timer automatically stops the recording at the end of a preset time. Recordings can be played back, e-mailed, or transferred to the desktop. Both free and pro versions are available.
Created by internationally know teacher and literacy coach, Mathew Needleman, the simple app provides classrooms with an easy option for improving student achievement. "I created this because I needed it in my classroom. There are lots of timers and lots of recorders but I need both combined in one. And I need it to be simple enough that I can give it to my first graders to use when I'm working with a small group," says Needleman.
Research has shown that having students listen to themselves reading increases reading scores because students are able to hear and correct their own mistakes. Teachers can collect audio recordings as evidence of student achievement and communicate results by sharing recordings with parents and colleagues.
A free (ad supported) version is available as well as a pro version which eliminates ads and provides the ability to transfer multiple recordings to a desktop computer. Both versions allow recordings to be individually e-mailed.
Based in Los Angeles, California. Needleworks Education began life as an independent film studio in 1996 and has evolved along with the interests of founder, Mathew Needleman, to become one of the premiere educational destinations on the internet. With approximately twenty educational web sites, software applications, and award winning student films, Needleworks Education is visited worldwide and used in thousands of classrooms daily. Copyright (C) 1996-2012 Needleworks Education. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.