Friday, March 27, 2009

itunesu Is A Resource You Will Want To Explore!

I would like to revisit the educational content of itunesu again. There is a wealth of information in itunes for you to give to your students. iTunesu is a new world library and a leading source of free educational content. It contains more than 100,000 podcasts, videos, lectures, presentations and readings from all over the world. It’s a great way to put information into the hands of the students. Students can go to itunesu to find the videos and podcasts they want and download them to their computers. Then they can sync them to an iPod and take it with them. From the itunesu page teachers and students can select links to subjects such as Business, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health & Medicine, History, Humanities, Language, Literature, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Society, Teaching and Education.
There are also links to Universities & Colleges, Beyond Campus and K-12. For example, go to itunesu → Universities & Colleges → University of South Florida → College of Education → Lit2Go: Audio files for k-12. This is a resource that has the K-12 books available as podcasts. There are about 3000 podcasts on this site. There are tabs for each grade level K-12. When you click on the 6th grade tab for example, you will find 318 podcasts that you or your students can download for free. One of the choices is “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” chapters 1 – 13 by L. Frank Baum. You will find 511 podcasts on the 9th grade tab including “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allen Poe. There are 318 podcasts on the 10th grade tab, 261 podcasts on the 11th grade tab and 143 podcasts on the 12th grade tab.
“Beyond Campus” gives you access to museums, libraries and other great resources. Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, Carnegie Institution for Science, Smithsonian Global Sound, and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum are a few of the resources you will find here.
There are also downloads available from the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, Travel Channel, the Weather Channel and others.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree, this is a great resource with lots of potential for use in curriculum based instruction. I'm new to the school system and hope to be able to use it at school. In the past, I've had to download to my ipod at home and bring in the resource.