Fun Free Internet Resources MMM Class March 5, 2010 Voice Recording 1.

Click on the “Click to Record” button 2. Click the “STOP” button when you are done with your recording 3. Listen to the recording to make sure you like it 4. Copy the link or the HTML code to put in emails, Word doc, blogs, etc… USES *Email the link to parents for audio instructions for h/w *Copy the link into newsletters or other notes home *Use HTML code and put in your class blog *Student can read passages and then listen to themselves to improve fluency *Get older student to read the passages, save the link somewhere to let younger students listen to it while they read the print version Internet Radio 1. You can choose stations by bands you like or genres of music. Just type in that info and 365 will find stations that play music 2. Click on a station. You will have to listen to some ads in order to listen to the music for free. Also, you should do this from your teacher computer, or one that is not easily visible to students. There are sometimes some inappropriate pics on the margins of the page. 3. If there is a VIP button next to the play button, then that station is only for members. 1. This is a good radio source because after you visit it so often with your choices it will create playlists and even make suggestions for you. You have to try this at home, it is blocked at school. 1. This one does not play a ton of commercials. Just click on the genre you want, then choose a “station” and let it play. Read stuff online! You can search by genre (poetry, folktales, fables, etc…), choose titles that have just a preview and look at it online or choose one that has full view and actually download it to your machine. When you click on

many of the titles, there are links to web sources that actually have lesson plans for the title. From this web site you can read literally thousands of books online or download free ebooks in PDF format. Youtube trick
Have you ever found video on youtube that you thought would be great to use in a lesson, only to find that you can’t use this app at school? From your home computer, if you type in the word “kick” after the www., and before you type in youtube

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