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The tape recorder is a relatively recent addition to the many sensory teaching techniques used by the classroom teacher. Before the introduction of the magnetic tape recorder, most recordings were done on wax or plastic discs. This was followed by recording on a tiny strand of wire. Both of these systems left much to be desired in portability of equipment, fidelity of sound, and the limited recording time. The invention that placed a thin layer of iron oxide on paper tape and later plastic tape has revolutionized the kinds of equipment possible for schools and has considerably increased the uses of recordings.
Stockman, Calvin L., "The Extent and Nature of Use of Tape Recorders in the Public Schools of the Eastern Division of th Illinois Education Association" (1961). Plan B Papers. 147.
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