Listen Current: Podcasting

Published On: April 26th, 2016·By ·

Listen Current Podcasts with Lessons

Listen Current

101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 82
Listen Current is a free resource that curates public radio for teachers and their classrooms. All podcasts are placed into four different subject areas: current events, ELA, science, and social studies. Teachers can use these podcasts to build listening skills and also to keep connected with current events and give real-world examples of how these subject areas influence the world. Listen Current also has a premium option that offers interactive transcripts, ELL support, standards-aligned lessons, as well as several other features.

How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We’ve been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what’s good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we’ll throw ’em into the hopper.


Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to


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