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Adapting to Hybrid Learning Using Listenwise

Schools are opening this fall in formats that feature in-person learning, remote learning and a hybrid of the two. We’ve already shared some great ways to use Listenwise in remote learning. Now, we want to help teachers think through what elements of Listenwise instruction are best suited for the classroom and what students might do…

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Teaching English Language Learners Remotely Using Listenwise

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…

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Listenwise Podcasts for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! The Listenwise collection features a variety of stories about the experiences and contributions of Asian and Pacific Americans, addressing topics such as exclusionary immigration policies, sword fighting traditions, and representation of Asian Americans in Hollywood films. Explore podcasts that highlight the challenges and triumphs of Asian Pacific Americans…

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Stories of Teacher Appreciation

(Originally published on April 29, 2016 and updated May 1, 2020)   Teachers do so much to help students learn and make a positive difference in their lives. Their caring presence has reassured students and their families that learning can continue in the midst of a pandemic, even as so much else is changing. Often…

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Listenwise Staff Picks

Spring 2020 Our collection of more than 2000 expertly told stories touch upon a wide variety of topics and themes. There is undoubtedly something for everyone. Here are some staff favorites, with some thoughts about how they have affected us.   Squirrels Are Listening I like this one because it tells a small story and a…

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Fun, Engaging Podcasts to Hook Students into Remote Learning

In times of stress, there is nothing like a good story to engage the mind and nourish the soul. Our collection of audio stories covers thousands of topics, from prehistoric penguins to pollution, from homelessness to high tech, from sneaker culture to star gazing, and much more.  Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite…

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Quick Start Guide to Remote Learning with Listenwise

Remote learning is new to a lot of teachers, and it can seem overwhelming to learn many new platforms at once. Here is an easy way to start using Listenwise remotely with your students. 1)  Find a great podcast – lesson or current event.  It may seem especially challenging to engage students in learning remotely….

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Listenwise Support for Schools Affected by the Coronavirus

At Listenwise, we watched how the outbreak of the coronavirus caused many schools to close temporarily and rely on remote and hybrid learning for the rest of this 2020 school year. As a result we opened up access to Listenwise Premium. Now that schools are ending for 2020 we have gone back to our regular 30-day…

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4 Ways to Bring Listenwise Podcast Discussions Online

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…

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Lexile Audio Measures Now Available on Listenwise

We are excited to now feature Lexile audio measures on every podcast in Listenwise Premium! This is a major advance in helping educators connect students to audio content at a level of complexity that is appropriate for their listening comprehension skills.Watch our On-Demand webinar:“Leveraging the Power of the New Lexile Audio Measures” co-presented with Metametrics…

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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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[Watch our webinar recording] Erin Reaves, ELD instructional coach, share what’s working with her emergent bilinguals in synchronous and asynchronous #remotelearning lessons. #caedchat
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Weird News stories are 30-second podcasts that are funny, unexpected, and engaging for kids. Listen to stories like the mac n' cheese fiasco, space chess, or the world's oldest gamer. These short audio stories are especially well suited for quick vocabulary-building activities with a fun spin. https://cutt.ly/WeirdNews
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Join Mike Messner's #FallCUE2020 session, this Monday Oct 26 at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST - "Lexile Leveled Podcasts for Teaching Real World Topics" http://ow.ly/LjaK50BZRz6
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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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Today witches are a popular Halloween costume. But in the 16th and 17th centuries, many women were accused of witchcraft, which was a capital offense. A great podcast to listen with your Ss around Halloween -
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RSVP for our upcoming virtual "Teacher Talk" conversations. These 30-minute conversations will explore EL educators experiences in remote learning & best practices. http://ow.ly/Ut2F50BTHkT

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