Audiobooks are a wonderful way to introduce text to students.
Watch above as SimpleK12’s Teacher Learning Community Trainer Monica Burns shares how to take advantage of free audiobooks using LibriVox.
LibriVox is a non-commercial, non-profit project that lives in the public domain. The goal of the project is to make as many public domain works (audiobooks and other digital formats) available for free online, in audio format. Volunteers read books aloud, and LibriVox puts the recordings back out into the public domain for anyone to listen to.
Interested in more ideas to help students read? Take a look at this training session, Raising Readers: Promoting Literacy Development at Home. In this practical video, join Terry Dobson and Heather Baptie as they show how you can help eliminate homework battles with a blend of traditional and digital tools. They will share a “tradigital” tool box of easy-to-implement strategies and resources that can be used at home or at school to build confidence, develop literacy skills, and foster a love of reading.
Which book are you going to listen to first? Let me know in a comment on this article.
About Our “Audiobooks” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.
About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.