K- 12 Instructional
to get an idea of what the songs
• The site is organized into 14 genres
for easy searching.
• It is completely free!
to use the music for any project (book
trailers, movies, presentations) and
even upload to You Tube without worrying about copyright infringement.
Educators have the important role,
succinctly stated in the NETS•T, to
“advocate, model, and teach safe, legal,
and ethical use of digital information
and technology, including respect for
copyright, intellectual property, and
the appropriate documentation of
sources.” Music is such an important
part of student projects, and it is vital
that children know how to find and
use royalty-free audio.
Over 2,100 carefully
annotated links will
provide you with the
tools you need to
topical lesson plans
and curriculum. Like
an Instructional Resource Center
in the real world, you will find...
a solid foundation for
supporting standards and
classroom projects, lessons,
units, field trips, extended
studies, and international
databases in almost every
subject and across subjects,
references and projects to
challenge your students,
ideas & resources to integrate
the new media tools,
tips for school, family, industry,
and community partnerships,
tools for planning, using and
managing your own
professional development and
for the K- 12
SoundJay. This site has a decent selection of MP3 and WAV files that are
organized into 10 genres. All of the
sounds and songs at SoundJay are free
to use under the condition that users
link back to and cite www.soundjay.
com and do not post the sounds for
others to download.
Royalty Free Music Room. All the free
downloadable MP3s on this site are in
the public domain. Students are free
—Keith Ferrell is an educational technology coach
at Singapore American School. He’s taught internationally since 2001. He blogs at edtechideas.com.
The K- 12 Instructional Resource
Center is chockfull of the best-of-breed resources for designing,
implementing, and refreshing
lesson plans and curriculum.
Your One-Stop Resource For
Curriculum And Professional
Used as a professional development
resource by the Stanford School of
Education and the Exploratorium,
K12IMC.org is a non-profit resource,
maintained by Dr. Bonnie Tenenbaum.