Monday, November 4, 2013

Listen Edition and Socrative Combine to Offer Audio-based Lessons

Listen Edition is a service that organizes lessons around public radio stories. The stories are made available through recordings on Listen Edition. Each story is accompanied by a lesson plan, a list of vocabulary words for students, and now a pre-made Socrative quiz. Teachers can save lesson plans in their Listen Edition accounts.

Listen Edition is only free for the first 90 days. I usually don't mention services that only have free trial periods, but I think this is one service worthy of an exception to that rule. To be clear, Socrative is still completely free for everyone to use.

Applications for Education
Short audio recordings an make the news and other stories accessible to more students. Listen Edition allows your students to listen to the stories multiple times before answering the Socrative questions. Socrative offers good tools for seeing how your students are responding to questions online.