Monday, June 25, 2012

Use a Computer to Enhance Your Listening Center

I’m so thrilled to be added to the roster of contributing authors here at Technology Tailgate.  On my blog, Raki’s Rad Resources, I have regular Wednesday Website Suggestions, and share various technology projects that I work on with my students.  I hope to use Technology Tailgate to share even more technology with you.

This year, I had only one computer, so it was often hard to get all the kids on to the computer.  One way I used my computer was as a listening center.  There are lots of great websites that have “online stories” that children can listen to, but here are three of my favorites:
1. Storyline OnlineThis is one of my favorites because it has Storyline Online - Online Stories for Kidscelebrities reading really good, quality books to the students AND it shows the words of the book on the bottom, so students can follow along.

2. Reading Is FundamentalReading is Fundamental - Online Stories for KidsThis site has some great classic stories, like Cinderella and The Fox and the Grapes, and all the stories have the words for the students to follow along with.

3. Mighty BooksMighty Books - Online Stories for KidsThese original stories are very colorful, animated and well read.  You can get more books with a subscription, but there are 8 stories you can listen to for free!

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources   Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources
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  1. Thanks for sharing, Heidi! I really like Storyline Online. Another one of my favorites is Read to Me ( Also, for higher level students, I like We Give Books ( It doesn't read the story to the student, but it has a great selection!

    EduKate and Inspire

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