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