Snapping photos, filming videos and writing blogs—predominantly visual activities—are the most common ways to share experiences, while iPods help kids, and parents, tune people out. Why not help your teen use the gadget to connect with others?
Your teen might not know it, but her iPod can be used to create audio guides, diaries and letters. These can be used to share experiences with friends, family and even her future self!
What You Need:
- An mp3 player such as an iPod with a detachable mic, or a cassette or digital recorder
- A topic or interview subject
An iPod can record hundreds of hours of audio with a detachable mic, such as the Belkin voice recorder. Alternately, there are a variety of mini and standard cassette recorders that will work just fine. Any teenager with an iPod or tape recorder can go on assignment and produce an audio guide of an exhibit, field trip or ballgame, confess their thoughts in an audio diary or record a message to her best friend.