Thursday, June 26, 2014

Technology Thursday: Newsela and Winners!

Today I am linking up with The Teaching Trio for their Technology Thursday linky!

Have you heard of Newsela? My students and I love this site! This site is full of kid friendly news articles! It has the most current world happenings and you can even choose the grade level you want the article displayed! We start each morning with a current event and the students usually beg for more! The site also allows you to give each student their own account. This is great because a lot of the articles have interactive quizzes that the students can complete once they are done reading. On the teacher account you can track the articles the students have read and the quizzes they have taken. Oh and did I mention that it is FREE?! Check out a few snapshots from the site:

Have you used Newsela in your classroom? If so, how do you use it?

And now onto the winners from my little giveaway yesterday!  Suzanna, Lori, Lisa, and Lovely Nina all guessed that I am in Denver and they are correct! I will be emailing you all later tonight! Thanks to all who played along! 


  1. This sounds like a terrific site - especially for my special needs students:) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. OOH! I'm so excited that I was right!! I can't wait to hear from you! Thanks!! : )

  3. I love this site. It is so great that you can adjust the lexile level of the text.


  4. I've never heard of Newsela, but I'm going to look into it--looks like a great sight, thanks for sharing.

    WHOOP WHOOP for winning!! :)


    Thanks!! :)

  5. I love the fact that you can change the reading level!
    The Tech Crazy Teacher
    Teaching Trio

  6. I used it once this year for small reading groups. The kids were so surprised that they were reading an actual article that had been printed a day before! When you use it in the morning, does each student have their own computer?

  7. That site is very cool. I will be checking it out :)

  8. Thank you for sharing! I love finding new websites.
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