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Teaching Your Students About Fake News

Talk of fake news is everywhere but how do you begin to teach about it in the classroom? Start with an exploration of the rise of fake news, and why kids should care. Then, delve into the media literacy skills that students need to evaluate news critically. Dictionary.com recently added a definition for the term…

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Podcasts for Summer Listening 2021

Experts say fun is what students need this summer after two school years of pandemic disruptions and trauma. School districts across the country are rethinking summer programming to address students’ social and emotional and literacy learning needs in engaging and enjoyable ways. Listenwise’s collection of more than 2500 audio stories fits the bill for meeting…

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Listenwise + Clever = SSO Simplicity!

Are you on Clever?  So are we! We now offer Clever Instant Login (SSO)!  Listenwise has added Clever SSO to allow teachers to seamlessly access Listenwise without missing a moment of learning time in the classroom.  You can now log into Listenwise from Clever or sign up with Clever on our Listenwise sign-up form. Listenwise’s…

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HyperDocs: High-Quality Lesson Templates

We’ve been developing instructional strategies for teaching K-12 students with podcasts, and along the way, we discovered an amazing educator community resource: HyperDocs. HyperDocs are digital lesson plans that are designed by teachers, for students. They give students access to all the content and instructional resources for a lesson in one organized digital space (learn…

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Designing Structured Choice Activities with Podcasts

Student choice is an important lever for engagement and personalized learning. The Universal Design for Learning Guidelines suggest “optimizing individual choice and autonomy” as an effective strategy for “providing multiple means of engagement” when designing learning experiences.  Any student should be able to find a story of interest among the 2400+ short, engaging audio stories…

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Summer Learning? Set Your Students up for Success with Podcasts

We are hearing that in this unprecedented time of COVID-19, more schools are thinking about summer enrichment programs for their students.  With significant federal funding from the American Rescue Plan on the way to support student success this summer and in the upcoming school year, Chalkbeat published 6 tips to make your summer school successful. …

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English Learners and Listening – Listen Wise Book Ch. 5 Sneak Peek

(Pre-order the book and get stickers for your class!) Today’s blog post explores teaching listening to English learners from the chapter 5 in my upcoming book: Listen Wise: Teach Students to be Better Listeners. You can read more about why listening is a skill that matters (chapter 1), the neuroscience behind listening (chapter 2), and…

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Listenwise as a Tool for RTI and Targeted Instruction

The pandemic has changed the landscape of education like never before. It has mobilized the use of technology and  created challenges for many students, deepening disparities for some as a result of learning environment changes. As school learning environments continue shifting, it’s important to continue to address the needs of all students, especially striving learners.  …

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The Intersection Between Listening and Reading– Listen Wise Chapter 4 Sneak Peek

(Pre-order the book below and get stickers for your class!) Today’s blog post explores the intersection between listening and reading from chapter 4 in my upcoming book: Listen Wise: Teach Students to be Better Listeners. You can read more about why listening is a skill that matters (chapter 1), the neuroscience behind listening (chapter 2),…

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Listening Comprehension Matters

Join Listenwise today to access podcast lessons from the best non-fiction storytellers and the largest library of listening comprehension quizzes for the classroom.

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