Online Stories and other interactive goodies!

The exciting part of the internet is when you find great resources for your classroom that you can use for free!!

Electronic books are a new development on the web, that allow children to either watch and listen to a story, or to watch the pictures while reading along unassisted. Although many of the sites are targetted to early readers and thus have simple stories, some sites, such as Tumblebooks have stories for all ages.

So if you know of any other great sites with online stories or e-books, let me know, by posting a comment on this blog – and have fun checking out the ones that are here!

Kay.

 Online story sites (there are heaps, these are just a few…)

http://www.magickeys.com/books/

 (a range of books for all ages)

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/onlinestory.htm

 (a huge range of online books some with audio – also some activities. Mainly for younger students)

http://www.storylineonline.net/

 (This has streaming video of stories read by celebrities. A great site, but not for those with a slow internet connection – it takes forever to download!)

http://www.merpy.com/index_stories.html

 (cute original stories)

http://www.web-pop.com/readersindexflash.html

 (Requires flash – but has instructions as to how to download if you don’t have it).

http://www.dreamtime.net.au/dreaming/storylist.htm

 (animated stories of Aboriginal culture for all ages)

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/grimm/index2.html

 (Fairytales, in their original form – as written by the Brothers Grimm)

http://www.storyplace.org/storyplace.asp

 (Books for early childhood and primary)

http://jabberwock.slq.qld.gov.au/tumblebooks/

(with this one you need to select Brisbane as the library, then it will allow you full access to the online book collection).

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anna
    Sep 29, 2007 @ 18:59:32

    The State Library provides access to Tumblebooks onlinbe children books for all Queensland public library and State Library members. Membership is free for Queensland residents contact your local library.

    A range of online books for children are also availalbe online at the State Library’s website with no restrictions.
    http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/oh/virtual_book

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  2. Sandy Fussell
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 15:30:39

    Hi Kay, I provide Teachers Resources on my website to support my Samurai Kids series http://www.samuraikids.com.au Resources range from arts and crafts, puzzles to a web quests and classroom play – and fun on-line quizzes. I hope these are useful and would be very happy to hear how they could be imrpoved or extended – Sandy

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    • kayc28
      Mar 21, 2009 @ 13:48:19

      Thanks for your comment, Sandy. I happen to love your Samurai Kids books! I will definitely check out the site and would love to highlight it on my library wiki, ElectronicLibraryLand. Cheers!

      Reply

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