Showing posts with label audiobooks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label audiobooks. Show all posts

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Shelfie Helps You Find Ebook and Audiobook Versions of Books

Shelfie is a neat Android and iOS app that can help you find audiobook and ebook versions of your favorite books. To use Shelfie simply take a picture of a book and the app will search for an ebook or audiobook version of a book. Some of the ebooks and audiobooks that the app locates are free and others require a purchase. The app also allows you to create a shelf of your books.

Applications for Education
Shelfie could be a good app for teachers who need to find audio versions of books to support emerging readers.

The one drawback to the app is that in order to get some of the free ebooks you have to prove that you own a physical copy of the book.

H/T to Life Hacker.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Download The Chronicles of Narnia as Free Audiobooks

I shared this yesterday on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page, but I know that not everyone who reads this blog is on Facebook so I'm sharing here too.

Through Open Culture I learned that Harper Collins has allowed Ancient Faith Radio to publish free audio recordings of Chrissi Hart reading the stories of The Chronicles of Narnia. You can listen to the recordings online or download them to your computer. Get started by listening to the first two chapters of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Applications for Education
If you use The Chronicles of Narnia in your classroom and are in need of quality audio recordings to support your students' reading, bookmark these recordings from Ancient Faith Radio.

Monday, January 30, 2012

AudioLiterate - Stream and Download Audiobooks

AudioLiterate is a new website offering free and paid audiobooks that you can listen to online or download to listen to on your favorite device. You can locate audiobooks on AudioLiterate according to author, genre, price, or title. The free audiobooks can be streamed chapter by chapter directly from AudioLiterate. The free audiobooks come from public domain sources.

Applications for Education
If you're looking for some audiobooks to support your students' reading of classics like Tom Sawyer, Aesop's Fables, or Treasure Island, AudioLiterate could be a great resource to bookmark.

Here are some other good sources of free audiobooks that I've reviewed:
Books Should Be Free
Lit 2 Go
Open Culture's audiobook collection
Open Library
MeeGenius