This is something that I have recently discovered to be not only very valuable for a lot of ways with students, but also a cool trick that not many people know about, especially those who are new to Macs.
In Microsoft Word, on a Mac, in Notebook view, you can record audio and save the files with the audio included. I have introduced this to language teachers, ESL teachers and the reading specialists of my district. They absolutely LOVE it!
Here’s a quick image to show you how to do it! Click the image to see it full size.