Did you know that there are many ways to find free music and sounds effects licensed for re-use online? This recent blog post from Free Technology for Teachers shares some such sites. These tools are helpful in many ways, including using sound files for various multimedia projects, such as videos that include music. The article specifically mentions that a student’s video project would be more effective with the use of music. Teachers might find these sites useful to explain copyright issues to students in regards to stealing music, etc. from the web, by showing them what music is actually in the public domain and has a Creative Commons License. Of course, these sites might also benefit teachers for their own projects, as well.
A few great sites for finding free music include:
Free Music Archive: This is a great site that hosts a wide range of music genres in a high quality format, free of charge.
Sound Bible: This site is an excellent source for various sound effects, such as: dog barks, city sounds, wind sounds, etc.