Listenwise is excited to announce our latest contest: PodcastPalooza. To win, all you have to do is have your class listen to podcasts during the month of February!
Starting February 1st, Listenwise is challenging teachers to see how many quizzes their students can complete by the end of the month.
Prizes will be awarded to the teacher with the highest total student quiz submissions. (We will choose 3 separate winners, one each from elementary, middle, and high school grades). We will also be selecting a few entries at random, so anyone could be a winner!
Is your class up for the challenge? See below for how easy it is to enter to win!
Make sure you have a Listenwise Premium account or the 30-day free trial so you can assign and submit student quizzes in order to participate.
How to Enter the PodcastPalooza Contest
To be entered into the contest, each participating teacher should complete our PodcastPalooza Google form. Once you’ve submitted your form, you can begin to assign quizzes to your students. Choose any quiz you want on whatever subject you like — just listen, learn, and (hopefully) win!
Eligibility is limited to quizzes completed from Tuesday, February 1st through Monday, February 28th. All quizzes must be submitted before 11:59 pm EST on February 28th to be counted towards the contest.
PodcastPalooza Contest Prizes
- $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of “Listen Wise: Teach Students to Be Better Listeners” by Monica Brady-Myerov for the winning elementary, middle, and high school teachers
- $15 Starbucks gift cards for randomly selected participants
Looking for a Place to Start? Listen to these podcasts!
In keeping with the theme of competition, your students may enjoy listening to these stories, many of which include an auto-graded listening quiz with a Listenwise Premium account or the 30-day free trial.
Challenge Your School
Kudos to Colton Unified School District Principal Yvette Roman who recently challenged her team at Colton Middle School to use Listenwise at least once a month for a chance to win a prize.
“I used the usage records to see who was using Listenwise, and if they used it multiple times within the month, they were entered into a drawing,” reported Principal Roman. Prizes awarded to winning teachers included Starbucks and massage gift cards, as well as a “Distance Learning Rockstar” t-shirt.
Apart from the goodies, using Listenwise in the classroom has its own rewards. An ELD teacher at Colton said: “I use Listenwise because the lessons are real-world, timely, and lend themselves to high-quality classroom discussions. Students have agency to listen to a lesson at their own pace, repeat or review as necessary, and answer both comprehension and opinion questions. Listenwise lessons lend themselves well to scaffolding and gradual release, and so I find them effective with varied student populations.”
Principal Roman’s listening challenge is just one example of how administrators can use Listenwise to create some friendly competition at their schools. Try your own challenge with colleagues at your school and let us know how it goes!