Thursday, 8 October 2009

Tumblebooks

One of the best investments our school has made for our greater community is buying a site license for Tumblebooks. The concept is simple: quality titles read to kids with illustrations using a tiny bit of movement. It's magic, and it is becoming a wonderful tool for parents to use at home. I believe the cost for a school is about $1000.00, but it's so worth it if your budget can handle it! We are finding it especially motivating for the ELL population as it allows students to hear English at home.

Free trials as well.

Easy, cheesy tech tip: To do a screen capture (photo of a website you are on) like I did of this photo attached, simply click shift + command + 4 on a Mac. Drag the crosshairs over the area you want to take a picture of and let go. An automatic picture!

2 comments:

IMC Guy said...

We just purchased Tumblebooks as well. The price we got was unbelievable. They were running a Back to School special - the first school was $399 and each additional school was $1.00 - yes, one dollar. Our eleven elementary school all subscribed for a grand total of $410. Not bad.

Jen said...

Hmmm... Great suggestion Tara. Our orders just got here (mid-Oct.) and now we are getting ready to do them for next year! We have had amazing success with Booksource. Nothing beats getting RW and WW books bundled. It saved us lots of times and the books are gorgeous! Now I'm planning to check out Tumblebooks...Thanks for the idea!