How I Use It
This is a great resource for kids to use for Read-to-Self time. Even though the students don't always recognize who the folks are from the Screen Actors Guild, they are very much attracted to the format of the narration. They are able to select a book on their own, listen/watch it, and easily select another one without help. The default video viewer is Youtube, so if your district blocks Youtube, try selecting SchoolTube. To do this, select the book and look in the upper lefthand corner to change it to SchoolTube.
This is a quality teaching tool that, because the narrations are read by professional actors, models great fluency. Each and every story is engaging and is an experience in and of itself. Since I've started using it several years ago, it has switched up some, but not all, of its selection. It'd be great to see even more and different books to choose from. This is addressed briefly in the FAQ and seems to be dependent on funding, understandably so. Additionally in the FAQ there are things like how to bookmark a preferred media player and how to turn on the Closed Captioning.