Tuesday, September 25, 2012

True Flix

Our Area Education Agency is offering a site called True Flix to districts in Iowa.  It is a password protected website that offers books on different subject matters in written and video/audio formats.  For those with difficulty reading or keeping their attention focused while reading, the video/audio format is an added plus.  To check for comprehension there is a quiz and or puzzel for students to take after reading or listening to the book.  The site is available in the listings posted over to the right below  under  IA AEAonline.
We also looked at the AEA Digital Library offerings.  We talked about using these video clips for supplementing a class discussion or report on a specific topic.
There are many things offered and available at our fingertips to help us with our own education.  once guided to these references, it's a students responsibility and choice to use them.  The self challenge is theirs to take!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Soundzabound

Exploring what is available to us is gives students an opportunity to benefit from resources we have when it comes to presentation projects in their futures.
Denver Schools has the Iowa AEA Online data bases available for students and staff that is password protected.  If you are a parent of a Denver Student, your student can use and search these data bases from home if they bring the password home with them.
Look at the link list below to the right and check them out.  Soundzabound is a data base of royalty free music which meets all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education! 
Soundzabound Music Library offers a wide variety of music, audio themes and sound effects
for grades K -12 and universities that ensures your copyright safety.
Perfect for podcasts, PowerPoint™, videos, news shows, video yearbooks, digital storytelling,
presentations, TV broadcasts, web design and more!