Have You Ever Listened To A Podcast? Use "Listen Notes" To Find the Perfect Podcast For You In the New Year!
I recently attended a High School Scholar's Bowl competition. One of the participating students asked another, how they had acquired the knowledge to correctly answer so many of the questions...thus, ultimately winning the round. The answer was...reading books and listening to podcasts!
Today, I would like to share with you this great podcast search engine, called Listen Notes. The websites boasts that there are 421, 035 Podcasts and 23,118,712 Episodes available to choose from! Podcast tags can be seen in the image below. The tags/categories range from the Arts, Education, Games & Hobbies, to Science & Medicine, Society & Culture... and Technology. If you like to hunt, you will find podcasts on hunting, if you would like to learn a new language, you will find foreign language learning podcasts, or if you are a history buff, you might find this podcast interesting > How Stuff Works: Stuff You Missed in History Class. No matter what you are interested in learning more about, you will most likely be able to find it on Listen Notes.
Why are podcasts a great learning tool? Podcasts are online narratives, that convey stories. These stories can affect us emotionally, which in turn, create deeper learning experiences for the listener. These deeper learning experiences can ultimately help us answer a variety of questions, as referenced above, at a Scholar's Bowl competition!
Would you like to create your own podcast? See this article for more information. This is a great example of a podcast series, created by Brattleboro Union High School students, called Tracking The Tracks.
If you have any questions, or would like to start creating your own podcast series, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy New Year 2018!
What is OER Commons? "OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources," that you can you use to learn a foreign language, science, math, engineering, coding...basically anything you would like to learn. The sky is the limit!
Take MIT classes, learn a language... Please see just a few of the hundreds of examples below (please click on the images below to access specific content):
If you have any questions, please contact me: email@example.com
Have a great Holiday break and a very Happy New Year 2018!
On Friday, December 8th, FHUHS Students participated in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is an annual, national event, where students are encouraged to learn how to code. Pictured below, students learn the coding language SNAP, to program The Finch Robot.
Please click on this link to see what students were doing across the state last week.
Please watch the video below to learn more about The Hour of Code.
Looking For A Great Way To Spend Your Time During The Upcoming Holiday Break? Start Reading Books From The Recommended List For College-Bound Students!
Looking for a great way to spend time during the upcoming holiday break? Start reading books on the Recommended Reading List for College-Bound Students, compiled by The National Endowment for the Humanities. The list includes selections from the following genres: Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Non-Fiction and Autobiography, Government, Mythology, Folklore, and Fairytales, Religion and Philosophy.
As you will see, most of the books are classics! Many are already in the public domain, which means you will be able to access them online and at no cost. Please see the image of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, below. Click on the image to access the eBook on the Hathi Trust Digital Library website. Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org), though, if you would prefer to read a physical copy of the book of your choice. This is the link to our library catalog.
Many classics can also be accessed through this website, which also offers MP3 (audiobook) format for each selection!