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Three Substitute Lesson Ideas Using Podcasts

Listenwise is so easy to implement that it’s even a great digital tool to use if you are absent and have a substitute teacher with limited teaching experience. That’s why we are excited to debut this collection of substitute lesson ideas that will not only help you but also make it easier for anyone taking…

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PodcastPalooza Begins in February — Listen to Win!

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…

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3 Ways To Use Weird News Podcasts As Texts for Teaching Literacy Strategies

Educators who teach language arts content and English learners (ELs) are successfully implementing Listenwise podcasts as audio texts that their students use to practice strategies that build literacy skills. Using podcasts as texts provides equitable access to students who struggle to read, as they may be more easily able to acquire information, build vocabulary, and…

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From Piloting to Full School Adoption: Listenwise at Katherine Edwards Middle School

When Andi St. John visited the Listenwise booth at the Computer-Using Educators (CUE) spring 2018 conference, she knew right away that Listenwise was what her students needed!  St. John is a 6th grade ELA and social studies teacher at Katherine Edwards Middle School in Whittier, California. Eighty-one percent of students at Katherine Edwards are socio-economically…

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5 Ways Listenwise Podcasts Support Special Education Students

Listenwise’s design provides equitable educational opportunities for special education students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 accommodations. A Listenwise user from South Carolina said:  “I’m a Special Education teacher and I love the easy-to-use audio file and transcript—it has built-in accommodations for all students!” Check out the list below to learn more about Listenwise’s…

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5 Research-Based Listening Skills Exercises

We hosted an EdWeb webinar to share how educators can teach listening skills to promote literacy, including five research-based listening skills exercises that work for all students. Some of the practices are especially effective for English learners and students with learning differences. You can read our five listening skills exercises below, or click here to…

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3 Tips for Providing Windows, Mirrors, & Doors to Explore Identities with Podcasts

Listenwise has published seven new collections that explore aspects of people’s identities:   Black and African American Stories; Latino and Hispanic American Stories; Asian American and Pacific Islander Stories; Native American Stories; LGBTQ+ Stories; Stories of People with Disabilities; Women Making History. Our content philosophy guides our story curation and the instructional materials we create. Our new collections can be used to…

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Use Weird News Podcasts to Support English Learners

Many educators who use Listenwise report that they love Weird News! These are less-than-30-second current event podcasts about unusual current events that are published every Sunday. They include academic vocabulary words featured in the stories, which are incorporated into the accompanying comprehension and discussion questions. Teachers can focus on one or more of these featured…

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3 Ways to Nurture Relationships With and Among Your Students Using Podcasts

Our three Youth Voices Collections feature kids and teens speaking about their perspectives, innovations, and civic action. We’ve learned from educators who use Listenwise that hearing authentic voices of young people sharing their stories can help to engage their students and empower them to do the same. “That was one of the most powerful moments…

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Integrating Content & Language Instruction with Podcast Lessons

During our Teacher Talks webinar series last fall, we spoke with Erin Reaves, an English Language Development (ELD) instructional coach at Taylor Elementary in Santa Maria Bonita, CA about how she leads teachers to use Listenwise, not as a supplement, but as the core of instruction for a week of lessons in ELD classes.  Reaves…

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