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Teaching About COVID-19 With Podcasts

As we continue to mark milestones in the coronavirus pandemic, our understanding of the illness and its impact on many facets of society continues to evolve. In recent months, Listenwise has published a wide variety of podcast lessons to support teaching and learning about COVID-19. We have gathered here some of our most engaging and…

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Guide to the Elementary Podcast Collection

The Listenwise elementary podcast lesson collection features carefully curated podcasts designed to engage and excite students in grades 2-5. These short audio stories on current events and relevant topics in ELA, social studies, and science can support student literacy and listening skills, build vocabulary and content knowledge, and help students make connections between classroom learning…

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Instructional Ideas for Teaching with Listenwise’s SEL Podcast Collection

As students return to school this fall, they are undoubtedly bringing a wide variety of emotions to class, including potentially those resulting from traumatic experiences such as loss of loved ones and unsafe home situations. Regardless of background, many have sustained high anxiety for months, which could impact their learning and their emotional health for…

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Listenwise Advocate Picks

Looking for engaging podcasts to use with your students? Our library of more than 2000 podcast lessons includes something for everyone. Here are some favorites selected by Listenwise Advocates, representing a range of grade levels and disciplines, who explain how and why they have used these lessons with their students.  Maybe they will spark some…

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Using Podcasts for Student-Directed Learning

During remote learning this spring, students were often expected to do a lot more self-directed learning than before. At the same time teachers were in need of engaging content more than ever, because a disengaged student who’s expected to work independently is probably not doing much learning at all!   As many educators are refining their…

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New Listenwise Features for Remote Learning in 2020-21

Getting ready for back to school? So is Listenwise! Regardless of what’s happening right now with the coronavirus pandemic, some remote learning is almost guaranteed to be part of the plan at some point this school year.  As teachers moved into remote instruction this past spring, the Listenwise platform became a more important part of…

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Your 2020 Listenwise Premium Back-to-School Checklist

While COVID-19 and the transition to remote & hybrid learning has been overwhelming for many, Listenwise has been busy making updates and creating resources to help you teach listening regardless of your students’ learning environment. Here’s a checklist to help you get ready to use Listenwise Premium with students in the new school year:  Delete…

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Teaching about Race & Racism this Fall Using Audio Stories

In early June, we wrote a blog post in response to George Floyd’s death and police violence towards Black Americans (ie: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, etc). As we head towards a new school year, we want to support educators in creating intentional spaces for students and community members to engage more…

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In Remote or Hybrid Learning, Linking Listening and Reading Is Key

Every summer teachers fear “summer learning loss,” but at no time in history has there been more reason to worry about the prospect of the typical loss on top of what is being called the “COVID slide.”  The concerns around reading are troubling.  A reading forecast by The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization,…

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Listening Comprehension Matters

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Listen to secondary school teachers explain their views on bringing current issues into the classroom and then debate: Should teachers address current events? http://ow.ly/QSzE50BBi5I
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Don't forget about our podcast - easily accessible educational content if you need to download to use during spotty or no wifi access during your remote learning - find on apple, spotify, or libsyn-
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For #NationalVoterRegistrationDay listen to our current event today to listen to hear a high school senior explain why she encourages her classmates to vote, and learn why a professor believes civics education needs to change. #voteready
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Our newly curated Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Podcast Collection features audio stories that can help teachers support students in transitioning to a new and different school year.
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We are excited to expand on our elementary collection for this school year (great for remote & hybrid learning environments)! Our elementary podcasts offer intrigue, humor, and great opportunities to learn academic vocabulary in context.
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The upcoming election offers an excellent opportunity to integrate civics lessons into the curriculum and develop students’ understanding of how our democracy operates. Find resources on our blog-

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