I received a question recently about resources for free sound effects online. The best list I’ve seen lately is Hall Davidson’s, which he has shared as a Word document and linked from his Kit Building page.
Another resource to know about is Acid Planet’s free 8 packs of loops. They share a new 8 pack to download for free every week. I have these and other resources listed on my Free Audio Resources page.
The fine print on the intellectual property uses and re-uses of materials like this is critical, however, if you are planning to share anything students create with these materials with the rest of the world. A Creative Commons search for copy-friendly materials is still the best bet when it comes to student projects that will be shared out with the world.
Read the fine print on allowed uses and re-uses of multimedia materials from each website where you or your students obtain resources. For more on this, see my recent post Resources on copyright.
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