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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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Tryn28's picture
Tryn28 January 31, 2014 - 9:34am

nu uh. we do like 2 hours of works a day, and school starts when my mom gets up. it is awesome!

Tressa's picture
Tressa January 29, 2014 - 6:59am
Why didn't you like homeschooling in middle school?
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Tressa January 23, 2014 - 10:05am
If you've never been homeschooled how would you know?! And how do you know if people have certain programs or not. Homeschooling is great! You get your work done early, and youre done for the whole day. There's not usually time limits on anything either where you HAVE to sit in class for certain amounts of time.
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jacksoccer111 January 15, 2014 - 6:18pm

i was home schooled for 3rd 4th and 5th grade. It was great, but when i got to middle school, i decided to go. and I'm glad i did. If your in elementary, home schooling is great. middle school… not so much

Tressa's picture
Tressa December 10, 2013 - 12:13pm

That's what I do a lot.

Tryn28's picture
Tryn28 November 29, 2013 - 8:50am

of course

Sindhu's picture
Sindhu November 29, 2013 - 6:30am
None taken. Are you homeschooled?
Tryn28's picture
Tryn28 November 26, 2013 - 1:20pm
no offense, but i still think that that isn't true
Sindhu's picture
Sindhu November 26, 2013 - 2:54am

I'm not trying to argue here, but in public school there's a playground, recess, and you get to hang out with others more.

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Sindhu November 26, 2013 - 2:53am

Definitely, same here

Tryn28's picture
Tryn28 November 25, 2013 - 6:03pm
i don't believe that is scientifically true. most homeschoolers i have met are much more well adjusted and educated than anyone i have known from public/private school
Sindhu's picture
Sindhu November 21, 2013 - 2:43am
But in a public school you get more friends, and (please don't take this as an offence) the learning progress is much higher and (maybe a little) easier.
Tryn28's picture
Tryn28 November 12, 2013 - 4:34pm

yeah. the freedom of homeschooling makes me very independent

Tressa's picture
Tressa November 6, 2013 - 5:06am

I completely agree with everything you said.

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annikahaney October 28, 2013 - 4:17pm

your right it is

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annikahaney October 28, 2013 - 4:16pm
fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i really mean it
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annikahaney October 28, 2013 - 4:15pm

what do you mean editor?

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annikahaney October 28, 2013 - 4:14pm

yep exactly

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annikahaney October 28, 2013 - 4:13pm

thats super funny if you had three weeks of homeschooling you would wish have to never go to public school again.

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annikahaney October 28, 2013 - 4:12pm

me to! its so nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im not stuck in a class all day

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annikahaney October 28, 2013 - 4:09pm

why not its fun

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annikahaney October 28, 2013 - 4:09pm

why not i like it its so fun ! and i have plenty of free time

srinidhi12's picture
srinidhi12 October 18, 2013 - 12:41am

I don`t wanna be homeschooled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tryn28's picture
Tryn28 September 18, 2013 - 4:36pm
i don't think so. i actually only have to do about four hours of school a day. and with homeschool co-ops, you get to meet new people without doing half as much schoolwork.
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Unmani Tewari September 11, 2013 - 8:42pm

I don't want to be homeschooled!!!!!!

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Unmani Tewari September 4, 2013 - 12:21am

I am in too

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Deepa Gopal September 3, 2013 - 10:33pm

We dont think larreese intended it that way - it may have been a way to differentiate school from home school. :-) 

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marian winslow September 2, 2013 - 2:43pm

REAL school? Wow that's condescending.

RO's picture
RO June 8, 2013 - 1:31pm

well, i don't mean like really bad. I guess you're right Rohith All

kumi's picture
kumi May 29, 2013 - 2:45pm

i'm home schooled and i really like it! and no offence but if i went to school and someone tried to bully me, i don't think they could!

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kumi May 29, 2013 - 2:40pm

yeah that's very true. and if you go to public school we're NOT making fun of you! i PROMISE! it's just something that is very true!

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RO May 22, 2013 - 3:43pm

i totally agree Tressa!

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RO April 25, 2013 - 1:43pm

me too!

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RO April 25, 2013 - 1:40pm

i love homeschooling! even though i love homeschooling, i wonder how public school is.in my opinion i think it's horrible.

Tressa's picture
Tressa April 12, 2013 - 6:03am

I like homeschooling, but I don't have anything to compare it to because I've never went to public school before.

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Eliana29 April 10, 2013 - 2:35pm

I'm in 5th grade and I agree with you Babe, homeschooling is so much more fun.

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Tressa April 7, 2013 - 6:17pm

We homeschooled from the start.

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Tressa April 7, 2013 - 6:17pm

You get to make friends if your in clubs, doing sports, scouts,homeschool groups, anything like that you can make friends.

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Tressa April 7, 2013 - 6:15pm

I'm in 6th grade right now, and homeschooled!! And I really like it.

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artist_of_the_world March 27, 2013 - 3:21pm
Editor, I never get my articles on here, i don't see whats wrong.Help?
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artist_of_the_world March 27, 2013 - 3:19pm
to me homeschooling is kinda boring to me. You don't get to meet new friends. And there is the excitement of causing trouble!
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charlotte1 March 22, 2013 - 11:36am

WHAT ARE YOU?

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charlotte1 March 22, 2013 - 11:33am

3RD

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charlotte1 March 22, 2013 - 11:28am

I'M IN PUBLIC SCHOOL AND I LOVE IT!

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charlotte1 March 15, 2013 - 4:34pm
Homeschool?
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evenstar13 January 9, 2013 - 12:45pm
really! i was homescooled starting age 7
Deepa Gopal's picture
Deepa Gopal December 17, 2012 - 11:09pm

Hi Greta - The classroom feature is for teachers to register their classroom and share assignments based on Youngzine articles. If you are part of a class at school, you can encourage your teacher to create an account. 

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cupcakequeen November 26, 2012 - 5:05pm

me too!

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cupcakequeen November 26, 2012 - 5:05pm

wow, i didn't know so many people were homeschooled, i am not though.

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cupcakequeen November 26, 2012 - 5:04pm

yeah..

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