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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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cupcakequeen's picture
cupcakequeen November 26, 2012 - 5:04pm

yeah, i totally agree with you..

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cupcakequeen November 5, 2012 - 7:23pm

that's cool that you are home schooled and you are positive about it! What grade are you in?

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Tressa November 5, 2012 - 6:22pm

wow there is a lot of people homeschooling. I'm Homeschooled too!!:)

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Deepa Gopal November 2, 2012 - 9:22pm

Hi jpott: We see you putting a lot of comments in the teachers forum, some of which we did not approve as they dont belong here. There is a section called UChat under UWrite, where children can discuss any thoughts that come to their mind. Please check that out. This section is for teachers. 

Thanks!

Editor, Youngzine

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minniemook October 29, 2012 - 6:46am

im home schooled and its soooo cool i can sleep in and play games and hang out!

JENNAH H_C's picture
JENNAH H_C October 20, 2012 - 7:31am

true I agree

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marian winslow October 15, 2012 - 4:32pm

FANTASTIC!! :) :)

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adella October 5, 2012 - 10:15am
When you are home schooled, you still make friends! You can make friends at home school co-ops and at your church, or any other program you are in. :)
adella's picture
adella September 8, 2012 - 10:24am

I am homeschooled, and I am so glad I am. I can go play whenever I what, as long as all my work is done before dinner.

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marian winslow September 6, 2012 - 1:06pm

how would you know? have you ever homeschooled? i know it rocks because I've been doing it for 8 years! :)

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marian winslow September 6, 2012 - 1:03pm

me too

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marian winslow September 6, 2012 - 1:03pm

I'm in 7th, too! :)

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marian winslow September 6, 2012 - 1:02pm

true! true! true!

i go to homeschool classes for art drama, math, science, and Spanish, but i still do most of my work at home. :)

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marian winslow September 6, 2012 - 1:01pm

I LOVE HOMESCHOOLING!! i am in 7th, and i have a good bit of friends. :) i have been homeschooled since kindergarten! yay! :)

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marian winslow September 5, 2012 - 5:33pm

wow, really? i wouldn't have guessed that. i am in 7th.

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Clara Roberts August 8, 2012 - 3:38am

YES YES YES YES YE SY YE S
you have so much freedom!

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JENNAH H_C July 20, 2012 - 10:24am
i'm in 4th now, with a friend in COLLEGE
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greensalmon July 13, 2012 - 3:38pm

im not planning on going to public school ever either! i haven't homeschooled that long but i sure love it!!

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marian winslow July 12, 2012 - 4:15pm

YYYYEEEESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yes, it is! i cannot even begin to explain how awesome it is! i have been homeschooled since kindergarten, and am now in 7th grade. not ever planning on going to public school!

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greensalmon July 10, 2012 - 7:20am

YES!! it's awesome because you can do everything on your own schedule. and you still get to see your friends by meeting them at parks and stuff.

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greensalmon July 10, 2012 - 7:19am

i'm in 5th.

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marian winslow July 5, 2012 - 11:04am

hearthstone home-school. i go to classes for art, drama, math, Spanish, and science. otherwise i do all my schoolwork at home.

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JENNAH H_C June 22, 2012 - 9:03pm
Which school
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marian winslow June 10, 2012 - 11:56am

make that seventh and 4th!

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mukundnandini June 4, 2012 - 6:27pm

i am in 2nd grade.

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Lauren Ketchum May 17, 2012 - 5:19pm

I am almost in 8th grade....
But I have a friend in 9th grade, 7th grade, 6th grade, and even 11th grade.....

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tarav21 May 16, 2012 - 6:17pm
im in 7th grade! we do this for language
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marian winslow May 14, 2012 - 5:16pm
yes.
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JENNAH H_C April 30, 2012 - 11:09am

same schooooool as ya??????

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marian winslow April 11, 2012 - 8:57am

her name is Kate.

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JENNAH H_C April 2, 2012 - 12:41pm

how many points do you need for silver explorer

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JENNAH H_C April 1, 2012 - 12:56pm

youngzine is my favorite web! 2nd comes bearville.com

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JENNAH H_C April 1, 2012 - 12:32pm

and who might that be???

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JENNAH H_C March 30, 2012 - 2:20pm

great site

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marian winslow March 27, 2012 - 6:27pm

i am in 6th grade, but have a good friend in 3rd grade!

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JENNAH H_C March 23, 2012 - 4:30pm

why am i in 3rd while everyone is in 4th or 5th grade! i ponder and wonder: am I the youngest???

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Deepa Gopal March 4, 2012 - 11:54am

Dear Price - Thank you so much for the lovely words :) Yes, you can certainly have your works published!

Our UWrite tab is full of articles, imaginative stories and poems sent in by Youngziners. Send us your poem to editor@youngzine.com. Since most of our readers are under 13, we review all content before posting on the site. 

Look forward to seeing your poem!

JENNAH H_C's picture
JENNAH H_C March 2, 2012 - 3:37pm

why is everyone like older than me???????????

well... i'm in 3rd grade.

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Deepa Gopal March 1, 2012 - 8:16am

We see a lot of opinions and it is great to be able to share them. However, as they say "each one to their own" -- for some homeschooling works well, whereas others avail of public or private schools which are equally good in many parts of the world. 

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Clara Roberts March 1, 2012 - 1:35am

same here!

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Clara Roberts March 1, 2012 - 1:33am

Because homeschooling rocks!

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Clara Roberts March 1, 2012 - 1:32am

Not true! Homeschooling is the best! Have you ever been home schooled?!

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marian winslow February 27, 2012 - 4:51pm

i LOVE this site! it gives you fun and world news all together!! thank you to whoever made this site!!

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jessical February 25, 2012 - 7:24am
Sometimes my teacher posts some homework here and we read some articles and posts a comment!!! That"s it and the our comments gets graded!!! For me straight A+!!! I love youngzine!!! It's the best!!!
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asiainasia February 10, 2012 - 8:16pm
Yeah, It is a great site!
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asiainasia February 10, 2012 - 8:15pm
I meant to put a comma after I wrote bbc, I forgot
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Deepa Gopal February 5, 2012 - 6:51pm

Asiainasia: Thank you so much! We love to hear from our young readers -- it makes what we do worthwhile :)

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asiainasia February 5, 2012 - 4:12pm

I LOVE this site! Most website's only have either games or news, this is a combination of both, And it isn't boring news, like on cnn or bbc they only give you the stuff that they think you'll like or want to read. This site is for me!

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checkmate November 21, 2011 - 6:03pm
another reason is because your constitutional rights are upheld. We are free to speak about God, Christmas, and Easter... also we can speack about the true meaning.
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Deepa Gopal November 12, 2011 - 11:59am

Starlight341 - The classroom feature is for teachers, if they wish to sign up their classroom. You may want to ask your teacher.

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