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Teaching Current Events:
Finding Resources Online
Monica	
  Burns	
  
@ClassTechTips
My	
  Blog:	
  	
  www.ClassTechTips.com	
  
Twitter:	
  	
  @ClassTechTips	
  
Email:	
  	
  ClassTechTips@gmail.com
Why Current Events?
@ClassTechTips
• informational text
• real world applications
• high interest
• promotes discussion
• ...
Learning Activities
@ClassTechTips
• debates
• writing prompts
• gathering research
• paired passages
• writing responses
@ClassTechTips
Time	
  For	
  Kids
• world, science,
entertainment,
sports, and more
• print version
• images
• nonfiction...
@ClassTechTips
NPR
• health, education,
politics, and more
• audio and text
• series
• search feature
http://www.npr.org/s...
@ClassTechTips
Smithsonian	
  
Tween	
  Tribune
• three grade bands
• articles in English
and Spanish
• manipulate Lexile
...
@ClassTechTips
Channel	
  One	
  
News
• video news stories
• transcripts
• blog posts
• interactive games
http://www.chan...
@ClassTechTips
CNN	
  Student	
  
News
• middle and high
school level
• video news clips
• text and podcast
http://www.cnn...
@ClassTechTips
National	
  
Geographic
• photography
• video and text
• nonfiction text
features
http://www.nationalgeogra...
@ClassTechTips
Youngzine
• text and video
• quiz and contests
• world news, society,
science, and more
http://www.youngzin...
@ClassTechTips
New	
  York	
  Times	
  
Learning	
  Blog
• opinion questions
• lesson plans
• news quizzes and
contests
ht...
@ClassTechTips
The	
  Why	
  Files
• book reviews
• science, weather
• text and images
• printer-friendly
http://whyfiles.o...
@ClassTechTips
Here	
  There	
  
Everywhere
• science, politics,
sports, and more
• searchable archive
• YouTube embedded
...
@ClassTechTips
DOGO	
  News
• science, social
studies, and more
• nonfiction text
features
• daily articles
http://www.dog...
@ClassTechTips
Sports	
  Illustrated	
  
Kids
• kid reporter, blog
• videos and photos
• email the editor
• search by spor...
@ClassTechTips
Scholastic	
  News
• nonfiction text
features
• video highlights
• science and politics
• student reporters...
@ClassTechTips
BrainPOP
• daily free video
• lesson plans
• connection to
monthly celebrations
https://www.brainpop.com
@ClassTechTips
TED	
  &	
  TED-­‐Ed
• short talks and videos
• engaging speakers
and narrators
• imagery and passion
https...
@ClassTechTips
Newsela
• search by grade level
or subject
• manipulate Lexile
level
• daily articles
http://newsela.com
My	
  Blog:	
  	
  www.ClassTechTips.com	
  
Twitter:	
  	
  @ClassTechTips	
  
Email:	
  	
  ClassTechTips@gmail.com
Email:	
  	
  ClassTechTips@gmail.com
Send	
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Teaching Current Events: Finding Resources Online

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This presentation includes 17 Online Resources for Teaching Current Events.

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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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