This free app is an excellent resource for teachers and students. Compatible with iPhone and iPad, it offers thousands of free audiobooks and podcasts. Here are a couple of ways this app could be used by teachers and students:

  • Teachers-In my residency, there were times when I was asked to teach something that I had never read. Teachers already have so much on their plate, so reading and studying a new book or story is at the bottom of the list. With this app I was able to listen to the book while I was driving to and from school. It really helped me save time.

  • Students- Students need to hear proper reading modeled. Well that’s great in the classroom when the teacher is there to do this modeling, but what happens when the students go home? This app will help students when they are at home. They can listen and follow along in the book. This is a great thing for your struggling readers.

The really great thing about this app is that the audiobooks can be downloaded for offline streaming, so students can listen to audiobooks on their bus ride, and teachers can listen on their commute.

 Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the app.

  2. Search for audiobook.

  3. Preview or Play

  4. Listen and enjoy

Posted on November 3, 2014 .