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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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Chaisse's picture
Chaisse October 31, 2011 - 12:10pm
Yes!!
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checkmate October 19, 2011 - 4:09am
im with ya
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checkmate October 19, 2011 - 4:07am
great question people homeschool for a number of reasons. one of them is that the teacher and the student can get more done because there are not more than one or two students. that way you can accomplish a seven hour school day in as little as like three or four hours. I know, I am a home schooler my self.
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AnikaP August 8, 2011 - 10:51am
I told my teacher about Youngzine and she said she would try to get it approved by the district so that she can let us use it in class.
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Summer June 12, 2011 - 5:37pm
Youngzine's awesome! I wish my school did it..
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Zohar April 4, 2011 - 2:29pm
I wish my teacher would make a class for us on Youngzine. I really like this website, and being able to check it without my mom badgering me to do my "real" homework would be great! Youngzine is a good resource for unbiased current events news, and while it is written so kids can read it, it is not so "dumbed down" that we don't get the facts. I applaud you, Youngzine!!!!
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AnikaP April 2, 2011 - 7:52am
I am definitely going to ask my teacher to tell the kids in my class to sign up for this site.
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Deepa Gopal December 30, 2010 - 11:09am
From an 8th grade teacher: I simply cannot believe that more teachers are not taking advantage of your beautiful site. I believe it is amazing. I teach a computer application class and see over 125 students a day. I use Youngzine in three ways. First, on Friday's we blog. Many times I have a question for them, but sometimes I let them go to your site and choose an article to read and post a summary on their blog. Second, I have students who are finished early with assignments and instead of going to play games, I have them go to your site. Third, If a student is absent or has been removed from class for discipline reasons it is difficult for them to make up what they have missed. So they do not loose points in the grade book, I give them the option of going to your site and reading one of your articles and posting a summary to their blog. I love it for many reasons. First, I know I can trust the content! I also like the way the students can go in and "drill down" what they are interested in reading. ( sports, arts...)
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Deepa Gopal December 30, 2010 - 11:07am
From a 5th grade teacher: I want to give my students choices on which they would like to read. I will probably have them create a Thinking Map that goes along with the article and have them comment as well.

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