What is a TellMe and why should I use it?
TellMe lets readers submit a verbal summary of a story — from Simbi or elsewhere!
TellMe is also a wonderful tool for sending verbal feedback and encouragement.
Educators & Parents:
- Educators and parents can assign a TellMe in their groups, then listen in and assess learners' comprehension and summary skills
- Studies have shown retelling is an effective tool in improving and assessing reading comprehension.
- Send instant verbal feedback or encouragement to learners
- TellMe helps demonstrate that you understood the story you read
- You can practice summarizing stories, or share your thoughts on the book
- You can get social! Send messages to Teachers and Reading Buddies
Here's a video overview of how to use TellMe in Simbi as an educator:
Using TellMe — Educators & Parents
Educators and parents can assign, listen in, and respond to a TellMe in groups they own.
- You can require a TellMe with stories that you assign
- Click the pink TellMe button in your Assignment page to listen in and assess learners' comprehension and summary skills
- Give instant verbal feedback and encouragement to your learners by responding to their TellMe
Using TellMe — Learners
1. Complete an assigned Simbi reading:
- Once finished your reading, you will be prompted to record a TellMe.
- Click the pink microphone button to record, review, and submit.
- Make sure your Microphone Settings are enabled on your browser!
2. Send a new TellMe (for a book that is not on Simbi, or to send a message)!
- From the Menu on the left, click on TellMe.
- Click Add a TellMe to record your voice. When finished, hit Save.
- You may write in a Title and Description for your TellMe. Click Save.
Listening to and Sharing a TellMe:
- From the TellMe page, click on a TellMe to listen back to it
- You can pause, play, adjust the volume and speed
- Scroll through the audio waves to jump forward or backward in the recording
- Share your TellMe with teachers, parents, and friends by sending the link!
- This is also where you can reply to a response on your TellMe