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Why Audiobooks?

Here’s a great video on the benefits of listening to audiobooks by students. Need a quick justification for using audio in the classroom? Want to highlight your school library audiobook collection’s importance in literacy learning? Doing an in-service for local educators that will feature resources from your public library? Show this short-and-sweet video from Tales2Go which gives an overview on learning through listening for all ages – the 2:30 minute video does not mention Tales2Go until 1:45. If you are intrigued by Tales2Go’s use with students, check out their Educator’s page for more information.

Why Tales2Go from Scott Santulli on Vimeo.

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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