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5 Sources of Free Sound Effects and Music

5 Sources of Free Sound Effects and Music
This morning Greg Kulowiec and I are teaching a workshop on creating content in iBooks Author. I'm starting the morning with a discussion about Copyright, Creative Commons, and Fair Use. This collection of resources for locating music and sounds licensed for re-use is one that I am sharing with the group. The Free Music Archive provides free, high-quality, music in a wide range of genres. The content on Free Music Archive is used under various creative commons licenses. Sound Bible is a resource for finding and downloading free sound clips, sound effects, and sound bites. Royalty Free Music hosts music tracks that can be reused in numerous ways. Jamendo is a source of free and legal music downloads. From the same people that brought us the great computational search engine Wolfram Alpha comes Wolfram Tones.

AudioBoo to Posterous: Audio Podcasting from the Classroom For a while now I've been using Posterous in class and in training sessions to help show teachers and students just how easy it can be to create a blog. (Basically, all they have to do is send an email to post@posterous.com with the title of the posting in the subject line and the text they want in the email along with and media as attachments and within minutes they'll get a link back to their published posting.) No, though with the combination of Posterous and AudioBoo, the process of publishing audio directly to the web within minutes has just got easier too. AudioBoo is a great free platform for publishing audio online. You can either go to their website and start recording straight away, or you can download a free app either to your Apple device or Android smart phone. Publish directly from the classroomI've found this really useful, particularly as I have the app installed on my iPad. Setting all this up is very simple. I hope you find them useful. Related links: Best Nik Peachey

copyright free audio podcasts Digital scrapbooks for student creativity, self-expression, and imagination - Beeclip EDU Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free Download a Free Audiobook from Audible and also AudioBooks.com Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. Below, you’ll find great works of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, by such authors as Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Orwell, Vonnegut, Nietzsche, Austen, Shakespeare, Asimov, HG Wells & more. Also please see our related collection: The 150 Best Podcasts to Enrich Your Mind. Fiction & Literature The Best Copyright-Free Photo Libraries: - DotGovWatch Exposing the good, the bad, and the buggy - A Blog Monitoring U.S. Federal, State, and Local Government Websites Thousands of photos taken by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duty are free of copyright and free to use. Based on my extensive review of government photo libraries, the best collections below. Search Public Domain Photos: #1 — HiveStock.com Awesome, high-resolution photos of landscapes, sunsets, mountains, flowers, animals, science, and much more. Image Quality: Excellent! #2 — Agricultural Research Service Beautiful, high-resolution photos of plants, animals, agriculture, and agricultural research. Image Quality: Excellent! #3 — U.S. Photos of scenery, wildlife, people in the outdoors, and miscellany. Image Quality: Average – Excellent! #4 — Department of Defense Photos of soldiers, vehicles, and operations in Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines. Image Quality: Good – Excellent! #5 — Yellowstone National Park Photos of everything in the park including scenery, plants, animals, wildfires, geo-thermal activity, park visitors, etc. #6 — Antarctic Photo Library

copyright free copyrightfriendly - home Free Pictures - FreeFoto.com Teacher Tap: Public Domain, Copyright Free, Open Source, and Student Use Images and Media This page provides links to some of the better copyright-free and public domain resources. The advice on this page is not a legal opinion. The ideas are intended for educators and librarians who wish to locate quality, copyright-friendly materials for educational, noncommercial, and nonprofit projects. NOTE: Not all of these resources are copyright free, but most allow student to use and cite the projects in their assignments. Copryight-Free Photo Archives - 27,000 images from NASA, NOAA, and FWS DHD Multimedia Gallery (Selection of images, sounds, etc.) Free Foto Free Images - 2500 stock photos (most free, some members only) Free Stock Photos Imagesafter (Hi-res images, photos, & textures) MorgueFile (Some are free for students to use in projects, but not copyright-free) Issues

resouces tools Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education It seems as though when one technology tool for the classroom is introduced, another one is waiting to make its debut! We’ve shared several 21st century tools with our readers; however, we have not acquainted you with a recent tool, Pinterest. Pinterest is an electronic bulletin board where users can “pin” images from around the web. These images are then categorized into various boards on the users’ profile. Pins are also shared and searchable, which makes Pinterest a wonderful resource for visual information. So what are these pin boards good for with regards to integrating them into the classroom? Lesson Plans- As briefly mentioned above, Pinterest is a superb visual resource full of pictures, videos, and website links. Pinterest can be a fun and exciting tool inside and outside the classroom. Is there a fifth way in which you would incorporate Pinterest into the classroom?

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