Friday, March 10, 2017

Technology Review: Listenwise

LISTENWISE is an educational website focusing on listening comprehension through audio programs.
The website is organized into three sections: Social Studies, Science, and English Language Arts (ELA). Users can search for lessons in their area of interest. Results can be narrows by subject, language challenge, grade level, and type.
A current events section is particularly useful. New news items are added every day. Each entry contains a title, short description, question, and audio. Tags are provided to assist users in locating related topics.
A blog contains up-to-date information about resources and how they might be used in teaching and learning. A research section provides information about listening comprehension.
Librarians will find endless curriculum applications of this website. Mine each section for programs that connect to local standards. Although a premium service is offered, many high-quality resources are available for free.
To visit the website, go to