I've been thinking a lot lately about my listening center! I feel like it is so important for my kiddos to listen to good quality literature, but I must face it...my listening center stinks. I mean, like
PPPPEEEEE-YYYYEEEWWWW! It really stinks!
I have a ton of books on tape (yeah, I know - I'm old), but the tape players never seem to be working correctly and you spend your time trying to fix them instead of being in your small group, which means I don't use my listening center. I tried to convert them using audacity.com, and some of them turned out great while others - not so much... So you see, I needed an intervention!
Enter QR codes! My kiddos LOVE to watch YouTube videos of books they love so I thought QR codes may be the answer! I didn't want them unsupervised in YouTube so I downloaded them in SafeShare first! Love, love, love!!! You just print out the single page in the pack that has the QR codes, laminate or put in a page protector, and VOILA! ---Your students are all set!
You can't get much simpler than that! You can provide a copy of each book in the center or not. Since, the actual video is of the book being read, it is not really necessary.
I hope this helps you and your stinky listening center too! ;o) And, for sticking with me through this post, I'll send it FREE for the first 3 folks who comment! Just leave me your email address!
Till next time...