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Here’s What We Did in March

We had a busy month at Listenwise! We traveled all over California (and Austin) and met so many amazing educators! Here’s all that we did…   This year’s SXSWedu had an eclectic mix of sessions from AI and VR to a first grader sharing meditation strategies from the classroom. That’s a wide spectrum. And I…

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Bringing Educators and Public Radio Together at WBUR

Last week we had a great event at Boston’s NPR news station, 90.9 FM WBUR where we brought together teachers, administrators, and public radio reporters to talk education. As we toured the station with Boston Public, Newton, and Boston Latin teachers and administrators, it was clear that engaging content is the glue to drawing anyone…

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Listenwise named a 2016 SXSWedu Launch Finalist!

We are excited to announce that Listenwise has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 SXSWedu (South By Southwest Education) LAUNCHedu Competition. Listenwise is one out of ten selected companies from all over the U.S. that will have the chance to win. (In other words, it was really selective and we’re super psyched!) “We are…

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Join the Largest Collection of Voices Ever Gathered: The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Listencurrent is pleased to announce The Great Thanksgiving Listen with StoryCorps. The purpose of the Great Thanksgiving Listen is to preserve the voices and stories of an entire generation of Americans. In one holiday weekend StoryCorps hopes to gather more interviews than it has in the 12 years since its founding, and foster meaningful connections…

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What did we Learn at WBUR?

What do On Point’s Tom Ashbrook and Listenwise teachers have in common? They met recently at a Listenwise workshop at WBUR. The workshop focused on how Humanities educators can use public radio in the classroom. Listenwise hosted a group of Humanities Curriculum leaders for an auditory learning workshop at the WBUR studios. Former WBUR Reporter (and…

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Education Talk Radio and Listening Routines

Last Monday Listenwise (formerly called Listen Current) was featured on Education Talk Radio as one of “the best new products out there” for teachers. You can hear the full show below. Host Larry Jacobs asked Listenwise founder Monica Brady-Myerov about the founding of Listenwise and the ways it can be used in the classroom. She…

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Innovative Ed Tech of the Year!

Listenwise was named the Innovative “Ed Tech” Technology of the Year winner by the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) during the 2014 Technology Leadership Awards. MassTLC announced the winners during its 17th annual awards gala in the Grand Ballroom of Boston attended by more than 750 executives, technologists, investors, media, analysts and other members of…

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International Listening Association Conference

The International Listening Association held its 35th annual convention gathered experts in the field to share research about listening.   The goal of the ILA is to advance the practice, teaching and research of listening throughout the world.  This year, the theme was The Power of Storysharing. Listen Edition founder, Monica Brady-Myerov, shares her thoughts and findings. I…

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WBUR Workshop

This past week we invited a select group of teachers and administrators from private schools to attend a workshop on Listen Edition and auditory learning at the WBUR studios. They are all enthusiastic about how they can incorporate public radio into their classrooms. We shared with them the latest research on auditory learning and the…

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A Wild Animal Time at NSTA

Penguins, and porcupines and flamingos, oh my!  Welcome to the National Science Teachers Association national conference in Boston.  Listen Edition exhibited in the hall just a few feet from the SeaWorld trailer,which had live animal displays all day long. It wasn’t unusual to see a couple of penguins walk by or to hear a toucan…

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From how to teach vocabulary and analyze a story, discover how to use Listenwise stories to meet your instructional goals, whatever they may be. Check out our curriculum connection content to help align with the content you are teaching -
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Here's a great remote learning tip from Julie Waugh, on teaching listening. Listenwise is meaningful, high-quality lesson content that all students can benefit from!
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Remote Learning Tip #5: Purposeful Listening
Julie Waugh walks us through how she teaches purposeful listening with her upper level 8th grade English learners remotely in her 90 minute block classes. Ju...
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We've updated Listenwise to reflect the new teaching needs for remote and hybrid learning. We heard requests for more flexibility in scheduling when students could access assignments, more clarity about when assignments were due, and a faster process for making written assignments....and more...
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Listen to how educator Julie Waugh teaches listening via Zoom with her class in remote learning. She has her students listen twice before answering questions and enjoys giving her class the shared experience of listening to the audio podcast altogether- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu1DNGxZ4fg&list=PLXPBkl56174JRNYpLTBj06ErikT8l0ZBL&index=19&t=152s
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Teaching Listening On Zoom: Synchronous & Asynchronous Remote Learning Instruction
Julie Waugh teaches listening in a 90-minute block with both synchronous & asynchronous time. The first 45 minutes is synchronous time where they listen to L...
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Quick start guide to using podcast lessons in remote teaching: http://ow.ly/tMRU50ClXRE
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Listen to hear how Beth, who is currently teaching fully remote, used the Listenwise story, "Michelle Obama on Becoming" to focus on vocabulary, listening, speaking, and writing skills with her students.
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