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Many educators have remarked that Youngzine is a perfect complement to academic material, and can be a great resource for teachers and their classes. Learning through current events not only makes students more aware of what's going on in the world, but also helps absorb concepts better. 

Youngzine provides a safe and private blog environment for classrooms - a constructive, creative and controlled way for teachers to create classroom assignments and foster discussions on current events.

Youngzine provides special features just for you, if you sign up as a Teacher:

  • Each of your classes gets a unique "Classroom Code" that identifies the students in that class. Your students will join the classroom using this code. 
  • For each class, you can post assignments and have students respond. You can include specific articles and quizzes in each assignment.
  • For each of your classes, you will see a report of your student's activities: their comments, assignment responses, points and quiz results.

These are some creative ways in which some teachers are already using Youngzine. 

  • Teachers allow their children to make comments on articles (public comments), take quizzes, rate articles, participate in contests -- features that are available to all.
  • Teachers create custom assignments in their classrooms and have students respond and discuss, right on Youngzine! This is a great way to gauge their children's understanding and foster a discussion/debate between students.
  • Some teachers ask for subjective opinions or ask to summarize an article, as a way to encourage children to think and write. As an example: "What do you think of Oxford English Dictionary's decision to add words like OMG and LOL?"

It only takes 2 minutes to get started: JOIN YOUNGZINE, go the the Classroom Tab, and create your classroom.

If you have any questions or comments, let us know - we'd love to make this work for your class. 

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funnypuppy's picture
funnypuppy October 26, 2014 - 5:44pm

hiii

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Teanna chen October 23, 2014 - 1:05pm
yeah this are really fun
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nicolasi October 21, 2014 - 8:26am

What are you talking about

JTL2004's picture
JTL2004 October 8, 2014 - 1:03pm

u a teacher?

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Faith-Emmanuela October 7, 2014 - 3:20am

NOT BAD NOT BAD INDEED....................

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jamine2101 October 2, 2014 - 9:07am

don't u hate school

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skycrafter_021 September 25, 2014 - 2:26pm

Lol these quizzes are so randomized

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DKmoon September 10, 2014 - 10:52am

Nah. You get better instructions and stuff cuz it's more one on one. Also you don't have to get up super early. I mean l home school and don't get up till like 8:30-9 AM. No stinky bus or lockers... It's the life

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DKmoon September 8, 2014 - 11:12pm

i know right! And my desk is practically my bed haha

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DKmoon September 8, 2014 - 2:13am

ikr -_- and you do meet friends. I have a home school group with loads of people in it.

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DKmoon September 7, 2014 - 11:52pm

I have a homeschool group. We get together to go on "field trips" and do school work together. I think homeschool is more social then regular school if look in the right places

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DKmoon September 7, 2014 - 11:45pm
Homeschool is awesome. You can't say that till u try it. Really. I only school for 4-5 hours every day and at School it's like 8-9 hours a day
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DKmoon September 7, 2014 - 11:43pm
8th haha I feel old now
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DKmoon September 7, 2014 - 11:43pm

Well one thing is I'm homeschooled and my mom doesn't teach me I use an online program. And technically and legally we are registered as a private school because by law you have to in the US and UK

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skycrafter_02 September 7, 2014 - 1:12pm
me too
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skycrafter_02 September 7, 2014 - 1:11pm

This sounds great! I hope being apart of this website will help me learn a lot more!

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El-Miracle Akpan September 7, 2014 - 9:39am

its not bad either, you know cuz you know more and you can pass easily

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Sindhu July 4, 2014 - 8:56am

If I were homeschooled, I don't think I'd wear PJs. I'm always super self conscious when I'm with others.

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Sindhu May 31, 2014 - 9:32pm

Exactly!! And it's so exciting to meet new people in the start of a new year and stuff. :D

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Sindhu May 31, 2014 - 9:30pm

I think public schools are better. Because then you can have friends, and you can meet SO many people. In public school you can have plays, and auditions and all those amazing other classes. But yes, bullies and friend groups can be rather annoying. :/

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SoulSister May 13, 2014 - 7:37am

Thanks! I guess we have something in common! :)))

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Clara Roberts May 8, 2014 - 8:19pm
I am homeschooled and i do all sports (swimming, basketball, soccer, volleyball) and I do art class, drama. I get to do the fun things at school and let everyone else at school do their boring subjects while Im at home learning about the things I want to learn about. Home-schoolers extra activities are field trips with Mom, life skills all day. We all have recess. We go and play with our siblings after a subject. We get homemade lunches made by our moms. No dress code. No drama. No gossiping.
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Clara Roberts May 8, 2014 - 8:15pm
Actaully that is a huge myth. ENORMOUS myth. Homeschoolers are just as social as Public schoolers.
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Clara Roberts May 8, 2014 - 7:50pm

You are so right SoulSister! I have been home-schooled forever! its amazing! And studies show that after college, home-schooled kids are the ones starting new businesses and moving forward in life (Real research)

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Clara Roberts May 8, 2014 - 7:48pm

As a home-schooler, I wear basketball shorts or running shorts and huge baggy T shirts. :) (Mostly from my dad)

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Clara Roberts May 8, 2014 - 7:46pm

I know that's your opinion but it can be very offensive to people who are home schooled. (Me) Before you start commenting: NEVER LET ME HOMESCHOOl. and things like that, can I ask you: Have you ever been homeschooling? Do you even know what its like?
I have been home-schooled since elementary and am going to be into highschool. My middle school was not ruined. It was awesome. In home-schooling you can move forward at your own pace. My sister does college school work and shes in 10th grade (Shes home-schooled)

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Clara Roberts May 8, 2014 - 7:41pm

I am home schooled, but all my friends go to school and I do sports and a few classes at school. Homeschooling does have its pros. No dress code. Pajama day everyday. No wake time. You can wake up while everyone else is at school. No strict timing. You do your school on your time. Center of your teachers world. Your the only one. So you get all the attention. Your questions answered.
But there are cons. Not much of a social life unless you know other homeschoolers or you have something to do with a school (Sports, Class).
My friends that go to school like it there but they say say the drama, the "boys and girls" the gossiping is so annoying and can be hurtful. I might not to go school but i hangout with my class all the time to get stuck in Drama. But school is mostly about socializing.

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BarnOwl April 13, 2014 - 5:06pm

I have both homeschooled and been in public schools (I am right now) and they both have their pros and cons. Being in 7th grade and at the junior high, I will be honest, it isn't bad, but there is a TON of social drama and high expectations both socially and academically. In homeschooling though, sure, you get to be home all day, and for me that is one of the reasons I disliked it so much. Though I am not a social person, I missed my friends and being in the midst of everything. They are both still a form of school though, and each person has their own opinions! (If I were to choose, I would rather go to public school)

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Warisha April 7, 2014 - 4:20pm

same here!!!

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anishkuma08 April 4, 2014 - 4:11pm
I dont want to be homeschooled. School is better!
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anishkuma08 April 4, 2014 - 4:07pm

Me niether I

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adella March 23, 2014 - 4:46pm

Haha!

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Tressa March 22, 2014 - 8:12am
What's with the "sometimes" in there, that doesn't even make sense.
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Tressa March 20, 2014 - 11:02am
Yeah, sometimes I usually wear leggings.
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adella March 20, 2014 - 8:44am

If I'm going to be going somewhere than I'll put on jeans too, but at home I'll mostly just where yoga pants or something.

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Tressa March 19, 2014 - 2:31pm

I usually wear my pajamas, just because if we aren't going anywhere, its more comfortable than jeans or whatever.

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adella March 19, 2014 - 12:57pm

Yeah, I've never worn my pajamas during the day. (I'm homeschooled.)

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adella March 19, 2014 - 12:56pm

Yes, a lot of parents teach different stuff than what is taught in actual schools, that's why a lot of people home school.

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SoulSister March 19, 2014 - 7:56am

That is not true! Homeschooling is great! There are no bullies, no rumors, no strict teachers, no dress code, (if you had one) no peer pressure, and on the bright side, there's real meals prepared by your mom, teaching that focuses on your individual strengths and weakness, and if it's okay with your parents, you can even wear your pjs! It's really going to be great, I hope, for you and all other future homeschoolers.

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SoulSister March 19, 2014 - 7:51am

I've been homeschooled my entire life and I've never been allowed to wear pjs! That is an urban homeschooling myth. (Although occasionally it does apply to some people I know!) Congrats to anyone who can show up to school in their pjs! Hehe

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Tryn28 February 25, 2014 - 9:07am

home schooling isn't weird. we learn a lot in a smaller amount of time, no annoying bus rides or getting up at the crack of dawn. it is awesome.

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Tryn28 February 18, 2014 - 8:41am
that's understandable. in school, you do get some extra science etc. which is necessary to middle school
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Tryn28 February 18, 2014 - 8:39am
it can depend on the family, but i only do a couple hours a day. and if you have any siblings, you'll understand that instead of being separated into classrooms, the world is our classroom. yes, we do different schoolwork, but we aren't really ever apart during school
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Sindhu February 11, 2014 - 2:28am

Sure you could! School's good because there are extra activities and social stuff. You can try out for Sports Teams and represent your school if you get in, and get loads of friends and the teachers are really nice. It's a cool experience, developing social skills in another place.

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charlotte1 February 7, 2014 - 11:05am
6:15 (Im not in homeschool)
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Tressa February 7, 2014 - 7:35am

Why? You really don't like it that much? That's kind of offensive.

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Tressa February 3, 2014 - 6:17am

I don't think I'd do so good in School.

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Tryn28 January 31, 2014 - 9:41am

my playground is my back yard, i have my siblings for classmates, i do way less schoolwork than you ( 3 hours at max unless, i'm having trouble with a subject) i've also interacted way more with my mom and siblings. i see lots of people at church,so i haven't missed out on anything!

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Tryn28 January 31, 2014 - 9:37am

i don't think it's boring. you get to have a lot more interaction with your parents and siblings than if you went to school. in fact, i would find it unutterably dull to go to school. all my friends are homeschooled.

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Tryn28 January 31, 2014 - 9:36am

i don't think it's boring. you get to have a lot more interaction with your parents and siblings than if you went to school. in fact, i would find it unutterably dull to go to school. all my friends are homeschooled.

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