Below are some of the suggestions from the community and links to these items:
- Airpods or Bluetooth Earbuds are a popular choice, as they are wireless and have an inbuilt microphone so you can move without restriction. Apple and Jabra were two recommendations on the Alumni page.
- Apple AirPods
- Jabra Bluetooth Headsets
- Blue Yeti seems popular, as an external microphone that you can plug into your laptop or desktop computer.
- Rode Lavalier GO Professional, is not a cordless microphone, it has a small battery-operated pack that you can clip onto your yoga pants.
- Rhode Wireless Go Microphone
- Rhode Professional Grade Microphone
If you are planning to teach a lot of classes, workshops, or courses online, investing in a good quality microphone before you record your practicum, could be very worthwhile. But remember, what works for one person may not work for you. Think about the idea of wearing a battery pack when teaching or wearing Airpods. Would that work for you? Or would an external microphone work best for you? Think about the mood you wish to create in your classes and perhaps the style of class you enjoy teaching. This may help you decide which microphone would be best suited to you and the way you wish to communicate online with your students.
As we evolve our teaching, there is much trial and error, especially as we move further into the digital age, where teaching online has become such an accessible and convenient way to practice. As always be kind to yourself, explore your options, and reach out with any questions.
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