Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Create Mobile Audio Books for Free with Jott Feeds and DailyLit!
Recently I have been playing with the wealth of options in Jott Feeds and came up with an idea. Why not create Jott Feed Audio Books? This would be useful for students with visual impairments, for schools that may have a hard time purchasing the texts, or even just to help studnets who prefer their cell phone to a traditional read hear the book. Using a web site called Dailylit, you can create free RSS feeds for just about any classic piece of literature (I made one for Oscar Wilde's The Important of Being Ernest). Once you have the feed, you just paste it into Jott feeds and BAM! Call Jott anytime to hear your novel. Dailylit also has many current novels (but you have to pay for many of these). However, if you do make an RSS for one of the current novels, you really only have to pay a one-time fee of a few dollars and all of your students can use the RSS feed to hear the book. This may save a few trees and inspire students who normally do not read (or only look at Sparke notes) to actually listen on the go!
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