Tales2go: an audio collection (and a literacy solution)

(School Library Journal) I LOVE audiobooks!  They make it possible for me to always be reading. But for kiddos, access to audiobooks represents far more than a simple, hands-free convenience.

Audiobooks allow children to build vocabulary, to attack sophisticated text and ideas beyond their current reading levels, Audiobooks can introduce children to new vocabulary, improve reading comprehension and fluency, hone those listening skills so valued by CCSS, and motivate them to read more.

But it’s been a serious challenge to find a scalable, affordable audiobooks platform that works for schools and school libraries.

Tales2Go is an audiobooks solution that makes sense. I learned about the subscription service from my Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee buddy Mary Ann Scheuer, librarian at Emerson Elementary in Berkeley, CA. Mary Ann presented her experience in poster session at ISTE. (Here’s her Learning in Hand video interview with Tony Vincent.)

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Publication:      School Library Journal
Author:             Joyce Valenza
Publish Date:   8.1.2016