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Current Events, Hot Topics and More: PBS NewsHour Extra, Top-Rated by Teachers

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PBS NewsHour Extra

Trusted news brand's current events site could pique teens' interest

Pros: Timely lessons, videos, and discussion questions.

Cons: PBS videos are trustworthy and well-reported, but not quite what students are used to.

Bottom Line: This isn't going to necessarily excite students, but the high-quality content is credible and timely and should support interesting discussions.

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App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. 

By Common Sense Education

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