Listen and Write is a great way for students to improve their typing skills and hear about the news. Listen and Write plays short audio clips of news stories and users type what they hear. The audio clips are relatively short, come in a few different levels, and registered users can track their progress.
Applications for Education
Listen and Write is a fantastic tool for students to practice their typing skills and be exposed to current news stories. Each story is ranked with a level of difficulty to help students choose exercises at a level appropriate to their level of proficiency. An easy tie-in across content areas is to have students explore the Internet to find additional information about the news stories they listen to.
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