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Teaching Current Events: Finding Resources Online

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This presentation includes 17 Online Resources for Teaching Current Events.

You'll find the name, web link, and extra information about 17 of my favorite websites for bringing current events into your classroom!

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Teaching Current Events: Finding Resources Online

  1. 1. Teaching Current Events: Finding Resources Online Monica  Burns   @ClassTechTips
  2. 2. My  Blog:    www.ClassTechTips.com   Twitter:    @ClassTechTips   Email:    ClassTechTips@gmail.com
  3. 3. Why Current Events? @ClassTechTips • informational text • real world applications • high interest • promotes discussion • writing for a purpose
  4. 4. Learning Activities @ClassTechTips • debates • writing prompts • gathering research • paired passages • writing responses
  5. 5. @ClassTechTips Time  For  Kids • world, science, entertainment, sports, and more • print version • images • nonfiction features http://www.timeforkids.com
  6. 6. @ClassTechTips NPR • health, education, politics, and more • audio and text • series • search feature http://www.npr.org/sections/news/
  7. 7. @ClassTechTips Smithsonian   Tween  Tribune • three grade bands • articles in English and Spanish • manipulate Lexile level http://tweentribune.com
  8. 8. @ClassTechTips Channel  One   News • video news stories • transcripts • blog posts • interactive games http://www.channelone.com
  9. 9. @ClassTechTips CNN  Student   News • middle and high school level • video news clips • text and podcast http://www.cnn.com/studentnews
  10. 10. @ClassTechTips National   Geographic • photography • video and text • nonfiction text features http://www.nationalgeographic.com
  11. 11. @ClassTechTips Youngzine • text and video • quiz and contests • world news, society, science, and more http://www.youngzine.org
  12. 12. @ClassTechTips New  York  Times   Learning  Blog • opinion questions • lesson plans • news quizzes and contests http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/
  13. 13. @ClassTechTips The  Why  Files • book reviews • science, weather • text and images • printer-friendly http://whyfiles.org
  14. 14. @ClassTechTips Here  There   Everywhere • science, politics, sports, and more • searchable archive • YouTube embedded videos http://htekidsnews.com
  15. 15. @ClassTechTips DOGO  News • science, social studies, and more • nonfiction text features • daily articles http://www.dogonews.com
  16. 16. @ClassTechTips Sports  Illustrated   Kids • kid reporter, blog • videos and photos • email the editor • search by sport http://www.sikids.com
  17. 17. @ClassTechTips Scholastic  News • nonfiction text features • video highlights • science and politics • student reporters http://magazines.scholastic.com
  18. 18. @ClassTechTips BrainPOP • daily free video • lesson plans • connection to monthly celebrations https://www.brainpop.com
  19. 19. @ClassTechTips TED  &  TED-­‐Ed • short talks and videos • engaging speakers and narrators • imagery and passion https://www.ted.com http://ed.ted.com
  20. 20. @ClassTechTips Newsela • search by grade level or subject • manipulate Lexile level • daily articles http://newsela.com
  21. 21. My  Blog:    www.ClassTechTips.com   Twitter:    @ClassTechTips   Email:    ClassTechTips@gmail.com
  22. 22. Email:    ClassTechTips@gmail.com Send  an  email  for  information  on:     professional  development  services     virtual  and  onsite  workshops     speaking  engagements     curriculum  support

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