In this episode I share online resources for current events that can help you teach with the news. You’ll hear ways to use these websites and apps with students whether your focused on social studies, making cross-curricular connections in the English Language Arts classroom, or looking to infuse current events into any subject area!
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So let’s make this EdTech easy…
- Choose one website to dive into first (ex. if you’re most excited about current events articles that have to do with math topics, head to Newsela)
- Decide what topics connect to student interest and learning goals
- Share the article with students providing a clear focus (ex. discussion questions)
- Provide time for students to talk about what they have read in partners, a small group, or as a whole class discussion
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Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Teaching with the News? 15 Current Events Websites for Students
- The Learning Network (New York Times)
- National Geographic
- Tween Tribune
- NPR (Wow in the World, Circle Round)
- Sports Illustrated