Story Weaver

StoryWeaver is a digital repository of multilingual stories of thousands of richly illustrated, open-sourced children’s stories in mother tongue languages.

It is also a first-of-its-kind platform that provides easy-to-use tools to create, adapt, and translate new stories for children. It’s the ideal place for parents, educators, writers, translators, and illustrators to come together to weave new stories for children and help to create a pathway to nurture the next generation of readers!

Read, create, translate, download, and store stories offline. Story Weaver is open-sourced under the creative commons 4.0 license. Go ahead… browse the library for thousands of books at: https://storyweaver.org.in/

Podcastles

How about a handy dandy Chrome extension that converts webpages from text to speech in the form of a podcast?

If you are a multi-tasker, then this tool could be for you. Listen to your favorite blog, articles of interest, or research on the web you just don’t have time to read. Instead, play your podcast while taking that walk, driving to work, doing chores or gardening.

install the free Podcastle extension on your Chrome browser, then simply click on its green icon in the top right-hand corner to start listening to the textual content of the webpages you open. 

How Things Are Made – For Kids

Have you ever seen the tv show “How It’s Made”? It’s amazing to see what happens behind the scenes to develop a product. Here are some videos for kids that show how things are made that may be of interest to them.

From WeAreTeachers, check out these 16 videos on: Crayons, Cheese, LEGO Bricks, Toilet Paper, Baseballs, Sprinkles, Maple Syrup, Pencils, Silk, Balloons, Paper Money, Coins, Fireworks, Gumballs, Books, and Glass.

Nature Soundmap

Look anywhere on the map for a place of interest and select the pinpoint to hear wonderful soundscapes and wildlife sounds from around the world. Nature Soundmap was put together by a group of professional nature recordists who have collaborated to develop high-quality field recordings and satellite imagery.

What an interesting way to have your students close their eyes and listen to the sounds from a particular place around the world to see if they can identify what they are hearing.

https://www.naturesoundmap.com/