How I Use It
I use the Learning Network resources whenever I am absent, want an extension for advanced learners, want to provide bonus work to my students, or want to create a lesson around a media topic or a broad theme. The New York Times has a vast expanse of articles, and the Learning Network smartly organizes them into topics and projects that students and teachers are likely to find interesting.
The Learning Network has a plethora of ideas for using current texts in the classroom. From comments on student-centered topics, to fill-in-the-blank vocabulary practice, to talking points for current events, the Learning Network has it all! The Learning Network is especially good for English and Social Studies teachers, but I would imagine it would be a great resource to all subjects who are incorporating literacy skills into their curriculum. The Learning Network also provides ideas for differentiation for ELL students.