Soundflower.jpgSounds Garden

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  3. Plant a new resource to the list to add to the garden.



  1. http://www.findsounds.com/ - A great place to find sound effects, etc.
  2. http://www.freeplaymusic.com/- An unbelievable site to find sound tracks - check out the listing in the side box for categories.
  3. http://www.archive.org/audio/etree.php - music and more.
  4. http://www.naturesongs.com/ Astonishingly rich collection of birds, animals, nature
  5. http://enature.com/audio/audio_home.asp Birds--tricky to down load
  6. http://soundamerica.com/ - Broad range of songs, quirky things.
  7. http://www.freemusicdir.com/
  8. http://www.freeaudioclips.com/categories.php?cat=2&cat_name=Classic%2FHard%2
  9. http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/audio_effects.html
  10. http://www.nl.cisv.org/songs/layout/allsongs_voor_ie4.html (check copyright on this one)
  11. http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/PIRsfx.html look in the corner)
  12. http://www.kididdles.com/mouseum/index.html (Email for premission.)
  13. http://www.nebo.edu/nebo/ppt/sounds/
  14. http://www.nebo.edu/nebo/ppt/sounds Great to use with PowerPoints;there are some clips you could use. No copyright problems.
  15. http://office.microsoft.com/ Microsoft’s site with access to free resources
  16. www.wavplanet.com
    A nice site that has lots of sound effects from TV, Movies, and various other sources...and its free! ([[Sounds#|Smart Board]] users: If the files are not .mp3 files, you will need to convert them to.mp3 files to insert them into Smart [[Sounds#|Notebook]])
  17. http://soundbible.com/ Sound Bible is a good, free, easily searchable sound bites
  18. http://www.moviewavs.com/Movies.html -movie sounds, tv shows, cartoons, and others. ([[Sounds#|Smart Board]] users should convert these to .mp3 files in Audacity or on sites like zamzar.com)
  19. http://www.soundsnap.com/- Sound Snap allows you to search through 120,000 sound effects in 16 different categories. Some need to be purchased.
  20. http://www.wavcentral.com/ sounds on this site have been put in a database and categorized. (Smart Board users should convert these to .mp3 files in Audacity or on sites like zamzar.com)
  21. http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/soundfx/human.shtml - need some human sound effects like screams, moans or others? Find them here. There are weather sounds, transportation sounds and lots more… a real treasure of sounds! (look carefully… some are not free or royalty free and pay attention to the file type to see if you will need to convert it the the correct file type (see page 5 of this book)
  22. www.beemp3.com finds audio files in mp3 format. There are popular songs, instrumentals, as well as sound effects. You can search by Title, Album, Artist, or you select Genres, then [[Sounds#|choose]] from the vast variety of music types, including Instrumentals and Sound Clip. NOTE: There may be some inappropriate sounds, so I would not share this site with students.
  23. http://www.voices.com/support/music-and-sound-effects.html** - This site provided me with some music sounds without words to use to open new units and provide excitement.
  24. http://www.freeplaymusic.com free for personal use and for student use
  25. http://www.findsounds.com/types.html Search the web for sounds of all types – you can specify the file type before you even start searching!
  26. http://www.pacdv.com/sounds/index.html Sound effects include: Car Starts, Door Openings, Clongs, Coffee Pan, Creaks, Door Closings & Openings, Fan, Garage Door, Hanging & Picking Up Phone, Inserting Cassette, Key Sounds, Oven Door, Paper Pack, Pouring, Rain, Refrigetor, Toilet Flushing, Water Running and more.
  27. http://www.soundjay.com Sound effects includes option to select download format
  28. http://www.nonstick.com/sounds/ Looney Tunes sound bites


Speeches and Broadcasts

  1. http://www.historychannel.com/speeches/archive1.htmlThe History Channel has a great collection of speeches.
  2. http://www.pbs.org/greatspeeches/timeline/ PBS has another collection of speeches. These sometimes play in Real Audio and you'll need to have downloaded the free player at: http://www.real.com
  3. http://archive.museophile.sbu.ac.uk/broadcast- you'll find a [[Sounds#|master]] list of broadcasts here
  4. http://www.vlib.org- look on the virtual library of the World Wide Web for more broadcasts
  5. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ An extensive collection of historic photographs, maps, motion pictures, manuscripts, etc. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, with collections of civil war photos, Daguerreotype portraits and photos from 1839-1864, presidential portraits, and much more!


Additional Resources:

Post, Kristin. Using sound in the classroom. Learn NC. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 08 January 2010. http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/5524

Smart, Dean. Using Music and Sound in the [[Sounds#|History Lessons]]. The Education Forum. http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=2171