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Teaching Your Students About Fake News

Talk of fake news is everywhere but how do you begin to teach about it in the classroom? Start with an exploration of the rise of fake news, and why kids should care. Then, delve into the media literacy skills that students need to evaluate news critically. Dictionary.com recently added a definition for the term…

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HyperDocs: High-Quality Lesson Templates

We’ve been developing instructional strategies for teaching K-12 students with podcasts, and along the way, we discovered an amazing educator community resource: HyperDocs. HyperDocs are digital lesson plans that are designed by teachers, for students. They give students access to all the content and instructional resources for a lesson in one organized digital space (learn…

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Designing Structured Choice Activities with Podcasts

Student choice is an important lever for engagement and personalized learning. The Universal Design for Learning Guidelines suggest “optimizing individual choice and autonomy” as an effective strategy for “providing multiple means of engagement” when designing learning experiences.  Any student should be able to find a story of interest among the 2400+ short, engaging audio stories…

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Listenwise as a Tool for RTI and Targeted Instruction

The pandemic has changed the landscape of education like never before. It has mobilized the use of technology and  created challenges for many students, deepening disparities for some as a result of learning environment changes. As school learning environments continue shifting, it’s important to continue to address the needs of all students, especially striving learners.  …

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How to Teach Listening – Listen Wise Chapter 3 Sneak Peek

(Pre-order the book and get stickers for your class!) Today’s blog post explores how to teach listening from a chapter in my upcoming book: Listen Wise: Teach Students to be Better Listeners. In my other sneak peeks, you can read more about chapter 1 and why listening is a skill that matters and chapter 2…

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Educators Share Ideas for Teaching with Listenwise

Teachers using Listenwise podcasts with their students through remote/hybrid instruction continue to share teaching ideas that others can adopt or adapt to fit their particular contexts.  Many note that Listenwise’s curriculum resources help students connect what they are learning in class to their lives and the world beyond school. They appreciate the flexibility of the…

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Listening is a Skill – Listen Wise Book Sneak Peek on Chapter 1

Today’s blog post takes a deep dive into an upcoming chapter of my book: Listen Wise: Teach Students to be Better Listeners. You can explore a sneak peek on ch. 2 this is your brain on listening and ch. 3. on how to teach listening. When I was a reporter, and my stories were heard…

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Listen Wise: Teach Students to Be Better Listeners – Book Released this April!

Order your book Listen Wise: Teach Students to Be Better Listeners at any of these locations here: AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-MillionTargetBookshop You can explore sneak peeks on chapter 1 why listening is a skill that matters, chapter 2 this is your brain on listening and chapter 3 how to teach listening. Before starting Listenwise, I had…

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What Teachers Are Saying About Remote/Hybrid Learning with Listenwise

Teachers using Listenwise with their students through remote/hybrid instruction have observed that Listenwise helps them engage students in learning and cultivate student agency. Many also note that Listenwise broadens accessibility to curriculum content and allows them to differentiate instruction to support all learners, including English learners and those who struggle with literacy. We have collected…

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Customizable Podcast Lessons Support Busy and Novice Teachers

Today’s guest blog is written by English Runyan. She has taught ELA at the secondary level in the Fort Worth, TX area and is pursuing an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is passionate about developing curriculum that infuses culturally conscious and responsive teaching with rigorous academic subject matter.  Having previously taught high…

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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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