Literacy Technology for the Classroom: “A Story Before Bed”

“A Story Before Bed lets students, teachers, and even parents record videos of themselves reading from a large collection of online children’s books (currently over 300 books). Unlimited playback of recordings is available on iPad, iPhone, Mac, or PC”  Click on the link:   

Watch a youtube video “Classroom Literacy Technology – A Story Before Bed” to learn some integration ideas for your classroom.

A Story Before Bed is giving away 100,000 free recordings to teachers for use in their classrooms. Qualified teachers will receive a free 2 month subscription for free. The subscription gives teachers the ability to make an unlimited number of recordings from a list of 50 pre-selected books from our catalog.

These free subscriptions to teachers are going to go quickly, so please send sign up soon at:

You can watch the recording on you computer or there is an app that lets you watch the video recordings. on an idevice. Record books using a webcam on a PC or Mac or with your iPad 2.

Don’t want to record yourself?  They have a library of authors who do virtual readings of their own books to you. Head to  Watch any of the recorded stories and in the bottom right hand corner click “add to my books” (once you have registered with the site.) Those recordings will show up in the app for download for free from the itunes store.

Choose from over 300 books in the growing library. Toll free technical support (seven days a week)  1-888-947-8679. Record each book as many times as you like. Share and watch each recording as much as you like. Watch on the web, on iPhones, and on iPads. Record on you Mac, PC or iPad2. Subscription based information link. Download link to the app store on itunes: iPad / iPhone/ Touch

I  personally have a subscription and use it with my special needs students. They love it!         Linda Rush – DEN STAR


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