6a vii). Explain how to use a tape recorder in the classroom
How to use a tape recorder in the classroom
For effective utilization of the tape recorder, the teacher should follow the following steps:
- Preview the audio material.
The teacher has to listen to the material critically before taking it to the classroom. This will help to:
determine the relevancy of the material.
Find out the objectives of the audio material.
identify important terms and concepts used.
find out other materials required for the lesson, e.g. maps, charts and pictures.
find out whether there are activities for the students during the lesson.
know the duration of the programme so that the teacher could make the necessary adjustment regarding the lesson (timetable).
find out what the main points ofthe programme are.
decide on how the material will be presented, i.e. whether it will be a continuous play or there will be pauses to allow for questions and discussions.
decide on assessment procedures to use to determine whether the objectives have been realized.
test on the condition of the cassette and on the cells (in places with no electricity) whether they are low or high.
2. Prepare the class for listening:
(i) Introduce the programme to the students and explain the objectives;
(ii) Write new terms and concepts on the chalkboard or and explain them;
(iii) Reorganize seating/sitting arrangement if need be;
(iv) Emphasize on class control; (vi) encourage students to listen quietly and carefully.