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.
Title: The Learning Network
Summary: Process current events through engaging NYT-style lens
Pros: As an offshoot of the venerable New York Times family, The Learning Network has instant access to wide-ranging news stories and writers, providing a rich framework of ideas on which to build lessons.
Cons: Info and activities are more accessible for older students than younger ones and are most valuable in a one-to-one computer environment.
Bottom Line:This free resource can be a reliable source of activities and ideas for current event discussions from a trusted news organization with its finger on the pulse of the world.
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