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How Podcasts Can Improve Literacy in the Classroom

Boost confidence and focus with these free, accessible, and fresh texts.
Teacher Voices: This article is part of a series of from-the-classroom perspectives. I'm going to confess, I did not bring podcasts into my English classroom with any intention of improving my students' literacy skills. The idea came from a more selfish place: My wife and I were enthralled by the first few episodes of Serial, and I wanted to share our excitement for the amazing story with my students. Like almost everybody, they were hooked by the pilot episode and begged me for more. I ... Read more
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Our New Research Shows How Kids Consume and Think About the News

In a world where information literacy is critical, Common Sense's research explores kids' relationship to the news -- and how adults can help kids thrive as 21st-century citizens.
The news isn't what it used to be. What was once shared by newspapers, radio, and TV now comes in Snapchat stories, on Facebook Live broadcasts, in Twitter conversations, and through other new ... Read more
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