The audio-visual handbook (1942)

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Types of Sound Aids for Schools 135 teaching schedules to utilize certain instructional radio programs to the best advantage. Recordings of these programs will make it possible for the classroom teacher to use the material when best suited to the Photo Courtesy RCA Manufacturing Co., Inc. Phonograph in Classroom teaching plans, and as often as may seem desirable. The Committee on Scientific Aids to Learning has been conducting experiments in conjunction with the State Departments of Education in New York and Georgia to determine the many practical applica- tions of recordings. These recordings have been designed for class- room use and many of them include no music or only incidental music to bridge the story. In other words, the recordings are stories and dramatizations intended to bring into the classroom experiences which would be difficult to provide economically in any other way. The Los Angeles Public Schools have been using a series of recordings for several years and find them to be in considerable demand among teachers. A more recent development, in the utilization of phonograph records, is the tendency on the part of state and city visual-instruction bureaus to provide recordings on loan. The University of Kansas was one of the first to provide such recordings for use in foreign-language ex-