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There’s no question that the coronavirus pandemic has changed all our lives and has affected students in many ways. As schools around the country have closed and students have been homebound and learning remotely in recent months, everyone has faced enormous shifts in their routines and social lives. Sometimes, however, we may not fully understand […]

We are always looking for more ways to share the great podcasts we feature every day in our Current Events collection at Listenwise. Recently, with the closure of schools, we realized it’s more important than ever to give students a variety of ways to connect with these stories. How could we make it easier and […]

After our emergency transition to fully remote learning, many teachers are somewhat exhausted but settled into their plans for finishing out the school year online. Now as we turn our minds towards next school year, we have more time to be intentional about our instructional design. We don’t exactly know yet what’s coming, but we […]

English language learners (ELs) may need extra support when learning remotely, as many do not regularly hear English spoken at home. Listenwise offers a curated collection of more than 2000 podcast lessons featuring engaging nonfiction audio stories that can give students practice listening to naturally spoken English. These stories are full of academic language and […]

This blog was originally published on March 13, 2020 and has been updated on May 26, 2020 to reflect our updated free trial and hybrid learning resources. At Listenwise, we have been watching how the outbreak of the coronavirus has caused many schools to close temporarily and rely on remote and hybrid learning.  We are […]

Remote learning is now a reality for millions of students. When they are physically isolated, social connections are more important than ever. Listenwise can help by providing interesting, relevant audio stories, which can seed engaging student exchanges that foster critical and creative thinking and offer opportunities to practice academic talk at a distance, including among […]