Maybe I’m old fashioned….or maybe I’m way behind the
technological times. (Probably both.) At any rate, I’ve got a ton of
audio cassette tapes lying around my classroom. Besides being bulky, they’re
almost obsolete. I mean- I can hardly find a reasonably priced cassette
player anymore! I needed a better solution
than letting them collect dust, or sending them to a landfill.
I figured that replacing the music isn’t a
big deal thanks to iTunes, but what about those three dozen listening center
stories that my students still enjoy?? They would cost a fortune to replace! And anyway, throwing
them out goes against my penny-pincher, conservative self. So, I did some
research. It turns out there is a solution to my archaic woes.
the USB Portable Cassette to MP3 Converter!
|Did you even know these existed?|
Insert your dusty cassette tape, plug the USB into your computer, press play and voila! Your favorite stories and songs go digital.
If it looks complicated,
let me reassure you- if I can do it, anyone can do it! Maybe you’re
thinking, “who has time to convert it all?” I’ve thought of
that too. I started downloading some this summer, but I’m planning to send
the rest home with a parent volunteer once the school year starts. The
digital files can easily be sent back to me, and having a willing parent helping
with this will save me a ton of time!
Hey, it sure beats tossing them in the trash! ~Tatum