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Spotlight on a Common Core Tech Tool: CNN Student News

posted Apr 10, 2014, 9:47 AM by Krystle Miller   [ updated Apr 10, 2014, 9:47 AM by Tom Borer ]
One important but often undervalued Common Core anchor standard is “Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.”  This means students need to have access to content rich media they can analyze and evaluate.    

CNN Student News is a dynamic news website and contains a daily 10 minute news podcast.  The podcasts are great for middle school Social Studies current events and Language Arts for media analysis, argument, reports, and discussions.  The site includes teacher tools with discussions, transcripts, and quizzes.

Power Literacy integrates this Common Core standard and uses CNN Student News for several lessons.  Learn how to download these podcasts through iTunes for easy viewing with this bundle, How2 Use CNN Student News Podcast.  This bundle is also posted in the EUSD Resources My Big Campus group under Professional Development.