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Barnyard Buzzers!

One of the  many fabulous perks of blogging is being asked to review and give away educational products from time to time. I only accept reviews for products that I think real teachers will be able to use and from companies that allow me to share with my readers. I'm picky like that. I'm excited to share that I have several reviews and giveaways lined up for you over the next few weeks!


Today I have a fun little product from Learning Resources. It's a set of 4 Barnyard Buzzers. These fun little buttons have lots of uses that I can think of.

Imagine having the kids work in groups to solve a problem and use their buzzer to indicate they've found an answer. You could also set up a game-show type review and have the kids "buzz in" with their answers. I was thinking of Scoot games. How fun would it be to push one of these and have the kids move to a moo or bark instead of you saying scoot every few minutes?  These just add a fun, little interactive element to so many classroom activities. They can even be used to signal transitions between activities or to announce the end of silent reading or group work. You can use them for games like Heads Up, Seven-Up to signal when the kids should lift or lower their heads. I'm sure you can probably think of even more fun uses for these little buzzers.


You'll need some AAA batteries and a small phillips-head screwdriver to get the buzzers up and running. I happen to keep both handy, so I was all set! I love this little hammer/screwdriver combo tool I picked up at Sears a while back. It's crazy how much I use that thing! (Great team mate gift idea!)

Once the batteries were in and the back screwed on, I got to start playing. The instant I tested them out, my kids' ears perked up! They definitely work as attention getters! The sound was loud enough to be heard over quiet table voices, but not obnoxiously loud. The animals sounds were realistic and short enough to be cute without being annoying. They seem pretty sturdy even after being used by my second graders for a quick buzz-in math review. I love that they each make a different sound. It completely takes the guesswork out of who buzzed in first. It also gave me a fun way to call on the groups. I could either call them by their animal name or the color of the buzzer.

All in all, these are a great addition to my classroom and I'm so happy that one of you will also get to have a set! To enter, just use the Rafflecopter gadget below. The winner will be announced next Monday and you will be notified via email if you are the lucky duck! (Oh, and say a little hurricane re-direction prayer my way if you don't mind. South Florida is in the "cone of uncertainty" for Hurricane Isaac. Eek!)

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28 comments:

  1. How cute!!!! I'd LOVE to win!!
    Thirdgradesthecharm@blogspot.com
    Heather

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  2. I want them!! Those look like so much fun!! =)

    Ginger Snaps

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  3. I would love to win! They look awesome.
    missnelsonattpt@yahoo.com

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  4. These would be great with my pre-k students!!
    MTC580@gmail.com

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  5. The possibilities are endless!! I would love to win a set!! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  6. So cute! My second graders would love to use these.

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  7. Fun product! Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. This completely beats having the kids make a team "sound"!

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  9. I think they would be so interactive and great for review. I mean, how fun is test prep with barnyard sounds? :) Thanks for the chance to win!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  10. Great, interactive, FUN way to keep the kids engaged!

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  11. This would be great to use with my non-English speaking student! How cute these are!

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  12. I would love these to play review games in science with my third graders. They would really spice up a lesson.

    Jana
    Thinking Out Loud
    readingandthinkingoutloud@gmail.com

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  13. These look like so much fun! Great way to play games!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  14. These look like fun. I think even my sixth graders would be interested!
    : )
    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  16. What a wonderful way to get students involved.

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  17. These look very interesting. I bet it would really get my kids moooooving!
    Patty
    Prutenbar@sturgisps.org
    2ndinline.blogspot.com

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  18. I love these buzzers. I might have to splurge and buy these.
    ஐRikki

    The Hive

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  19. Love that these buzzers each make a different noise. These are going on my wish list...as well as that cute hammer combo!

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  20. These are great. I would love to use these.

    Lorena

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  21. these look like so much fun... you came up with lots of clever ways to use them that I wouldn't have thought of on my own!

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  22. these might even be fun for faculty meeting! They do have lots of possibilities. Thanks for the give away.

    Leigh

    ltnbct@comcast.net

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  23. These look like so much fun! My class would love them!
    ~Meghan
    Inside The Classroom, http://www.mrsmayhew.blogspot.com/

    mjcarnie@gmail.com

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  24. The buzzers look like a lot of fun. I know my kinders would love them.
    Stacey White
    swhite@cfc.k12.wi.us

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  25. My 2nd grade students would love these!

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