As most teachers know, the internal microphone in any iPhone just doesn’t cut it for student presentations – the audio is too weak.

I had found a great external mike that worked perfectly with my iPhone 4, but, no matter what the manufacturer might claim, it doesn’t work with my iPhone 5.

After a lengthy search, I concluded that Rode Smartlav Lavalier Microphone for iPhone and Smartphones would work best, and it seems to have been a good choice. It’s a “lapel mike,” so it’s not ideal, but I just either leave it on a table in front of students presenting or, when I’m videotaping one student, just have them hold it. It works fine, and it’s simple to use. Plus, it’s relatively inexpensive (at least compared to other options).

Has anyone found anything better?

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