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One of the big challenges with wearing a mask is being heard and understood. This may be particularly problematic for "face-to-face" learning this fall, when children are necessarily very spread out. Reading aloud, for example, to a group that is widely spread throughout the room would have its own challenges without a mask.
In the video below, I show you how to use a personal voice amplifier while wearing a mask. The microphone is not a perfect solution to the challenges of teaching while wearing a mask, but it seems to offer quite a bit of volume and clarity. I also think it will reduce the fatigue of trying to project your voice through a mask all day, perhaps making this tricky back-to-school a tiny bit easier.
There are a number of these devices available online, and the one I have is not a particularly sophisticated piece of equipment. I was excited, however, to see how well it worked while wearing a mask. Here are a few tips:
8/19/2020 04:56:33 am
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2/6/2021 09:18:10 pm
Where can I find this product? It looks like an excellent answer to the problem of projecting your voice with a mask on.
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7/18/2021 12:07:25 pm
Thank you for this. It answered my questions about how to teach with a mask on!
1/27/2022 12:33:26 am
I struggle a lot placing my microphone nicely. You've done a good job. This guide was really helpful. Thank you and keep up the good work.
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Dr. Jan Burkins is a full-time writer, consultant, and professional development provider.