Lately we've been busy making radio advertisements for our virtual stores. The students wrote their own ads and had to rehearse them. We worked on reading together in unison, using expression and pronunciation of words. The best part was recording our ads using a free program called Audacity. Audacity is easy to use and was fun for our students. We then exported our recordings as an MP3 file. I was then able to take the MP3 files and upload them to our class wiki. The students did a great job. You can check out our Radio Advertisements on our class wiki. A few students had some extra time and were able to also record a song to go with their stores.
I highly recommend using Audacity as a recording device. Our laptops have built in microphones, which made it easy to record and Audacity made it easy to edit our recordings. If you would like to know more about using Audacity or setting up a wiki, I'd be happy to assist!