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Listen to Current Events with Listen Current
09/20/2015 1:26 PM
Sometimes getting students to read about current events takes some encouraging. Many would rather listen to their earphones. Alternatively, some may have reading difficulties or be auditory learners. Here is where
comes to the rescue. Listen Current utilizes public radio broadcasts of current events and stories related to History, ELA, and Science to help build students' listening skills. This is right in line with the Common Core. They also provide discussion questions that can be utilized as extension activities. There are a variety of topics available at the middle school and high school level to engage your students with.
Another great feature of Listen Current are there pre-made
quizzes. (Socrative is a free data gathering tool that you can sign up for) You can check for understanding with your students quickly by having students go on to their electronic device whether it is a computer, tablet, or cell phone and take the quiz.
Let's get our students working on their listening and discussion skills and fostering their civic skills.
The process is rather simple to utilize the Listen Current quizzes. Just follow these steps:
Copy the code for the desired quiz and go to your Socrative account.
Go to the Manage Quizzes tab and select
Paste in the SOC- # in the
Import a Socrative quiz from another teacher
You can select the quiz settings to control the pace as the teacher or allow the students, as well as whether to display student names and randomize the question order.
Go to your Dashboard tab and select
Start a Quiz
Have your students log in as students and give them you classroom number to have them take the quiz.
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