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5 Noteworthy News Sites for Students

It's Top-Pick List Friday and this week we are featuring Noteworthy News Sites. On these sites, students can get different perspectives on key current events while reading articles at levels they can understand. News sites like these provide a great way to increase engagement and add extension activities for hungry learners.







National Geographic Kids
By building on National Geographic's reputation for breathtaking photography and in-depth reportage about the world's cultures and exotic wildlife, this kids' site provides an overwhelming amount of high-quality visual learning tools. Profiles of animals and countries include videos, photos, maps, sounds, and brief fact sheets. Read full review.

News-2-You is a symbols-based newspaper for special-needs students, and this app is its digital version. It includes the symbols system SymbolStix (also used in the augmentative and alternative communication app Proloquo2Go), along with audio voice narration. Read full review.

News-O-Matic Daily For Schools
Teachers and kids can read five current events articles daily, find related activities, rate articles, and send comments or questions to the editor. Topics include everything from sports in Alaska to regional bug infestations. Read full review.

CNN Student News
CNN Student News' main feature is the daily news report with broadcaster Carl Azuz, posted Monday through Friday, in which the news of the day is paired with background information that's important for understanding the issues. Read full review.

The Learning Network
The Learning Network is a blog-style website that features New York Times news content for teacher use. Great features include a word of the day, a fill-in-the-blanks news story activity, a visual thinking activity that poses an image with questions of inference and comprehension, and even the Six Questions, which regularly use embedded video and audio. Read full review.


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