Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Just Books Read Aloud



Just Books Read Aloud is a site where over 700 videos of children's books being read aloud have been collected for students to peruse. 

The website says:
  • Children can't navigate away to follow other YouTube leads.
  • There are only children's books on the site.
  • While reading the videos generally only show the books versus seeing the reader, which I think distracts from the book.
  • Animation on the site is limited to nice editing jobs that zoom to parts of the page.
  • The books are frequently reordered to encourage listening to new books.
This is a great option for younger students to choose books in a safe way, with a lot of variety. There is even an option for books to be read in other languages. This will work in Safari on our student iPads. Give it a try and tell us how you like it!

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