Novel Effect is a great interactive reading app that many of our Media Managers use in their libraries when reading to students. Many teachers are using it, as well. Basically, while you read a story out loud, it enhances the story with music and sound effects. Students love it! Yesterday, Novel Effect just announced that they now have interactive videos. Currently, there are only 3 to choose from, but I’m sure there will be more soon. In the video, there will be speech bubbles that you, as the reader, will read aloud. The video does not proceed until you read the speech bubble. The extra fun part is that you get to make a choice when you read the speech bubbles. You’re going to have to try it in order to see what I’m talking about. When you’re in the Novel Effect app, just click on Videos at the bottom of the screen and follow the instructions.
Here’s how easy it is to use:
Novel Effect can be downloaded in Self Service. Right now we only have it available for staff, however, we’re hoping to have it available to students in the future.