You might have a hard time believing this, but I am not that much of a techie person. I want to be... I vow to be... but when it comes down to it, I think I am in the "old dog" category. Let's just say it does not come naturally to me.
Our technology director assures me that this is NOT technology...So I won't include the overhead!
These little do-dads are pretty awesome. I got them last year from Learning Resources. They allow you to quickly record 10 seconds of chatter. Here is how I use them. After I have introduced a new station, I discuss the instructions with my kiddos. We decide which instructions I should record. Then I flip them over and record them while my kids are watching me. Here is what one says from last year, "Roll the three dice. Decide if the word you made is a real word or a silly word. Write the word on your paper... No scribble-scrabble."
Then these go into the station bin and the kids can listen to the instructions over and over if they need to.
I sincerely LOVE my phone. I lost it once last summer for like 8 hours and I was in the fetal position for the first 2 hours... NOT GOOD!
And I love my laptop... My sweet, sweet son ordered the skin for my Dell last year for my birthday!
How sad am I... Not very techie... but I try! I am certain you will find more advanced ideas over at Blog Hoppin... so check it out!