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Fun, Engaging Podcasts to Hook Students

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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8 Easy Ways to Get Podcasting in Your Classroom

This blog post is in collaboration with Jeff Bradbury of TeacherCast. Read more on his blog. How can you bring podcasting into your classroom? Start with selecting a purpose that aligns with your curriculum. Will students create podcasts that inform, persuade, analyze, reflect, tell a story, or some combination? Once you have defined a task,…

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Podcasting On Field Trips: Creating Deeper Learning

Today, we highlight an innovative podcasting lesson from Erik Eve’s (a Listenwise Teacher Advocate) 8th-grade social studies class in Lindenhurst, NY, featuring their explorations of historic Washington D.C sites and reflections on their field trip experience. For this project, Erik used podcasting as a medium to inspire student engagement and deepen learning, with the only…

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The Listenwise Media Literacy Scavenger Hunt

The release of the Mueller report has clarified the threat to American democracy posed by foreign interference in the U.S. election process, including manipulation of the public through social media. As we look ahead to the next election cycle, the urgency of teaching media literacy continues to grow. In honor of National Media Literacy Week…

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Teacher Perspectives: Keeping Students Engaged in a Blended Classroom

Listenwise Advocate Sebastian Byers teaches middle and high school students in the Union County Public School district in Monroe, North Carolina. He teaches in a blended online program called Union County Virtual, where he is the program’s Science Teacher in Residence. We sat down with Sebastian to learn about his approach to teaching science in an…

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Supporting Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) with Listenwise

by guest blogger: Carolina Buitrago, Ed.D. Social emotional learning (SEL) has unquestionably gained a place in the busy spectrum of educators’ priorities. There is abundant research on the benefits of purposeful SEL work in classrooms and schools for the academic success and general wellbeing of students. However, SEL is a broad domain of development, and…

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Teaching Resources for the Holidays

During this time of year, students and teachers alike start counting down the days until the next school break. Teaching about late fall and winter holidays with Listenwise podcast lessons can help keep your students engaged throughout the holiday season. Our podcast lessons about Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, and other religious holidays can…

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Uplifting Student Voices in the Classroom with Listenwise

Student engagement is key to building a safe, positive school culture that increases achievement, fosters creativity and community, and decreases boredom, alienation, and drop-out rates (Marks, 2000). Lifting up student voices and involvement in your classroom is an important factor in building positive classroom culture. In the 2016 article “Giving Students a Voice,” published by the…

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The Favorite Stories of the Year – From Students!

We can’t believe the school year is ending, but here are some awesome story highlights by student request. Not all these stories were published this past year, but these were stories that students this year mentioned as their favorites…Enjoy! Afghanistan’s Romeo and Juliet The story of “Romeo and Juliet” is a fictional Shakespearean tragedy about…

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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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