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Why You Should Use TeenTribune In Your Classroom:
Lesson planning made easy
Our lesson plans refresh themselves with new stories, questions and quizzes posted everyday. Each also includes links to the Common Core standards that apply and are aligned with Texas STAAR and Virginia SOL.
Assign stories with a single click – from your phone
Use your smart phone to assign readings to your students. Assigning class and homework has never been easier!
Consolidated and exportable dashboards
Track quizzes and writing assignments from a single location: your own individual dashboard. Exporting and printing your results is easy!
Monday Morning Ready
Jumpstart your week with the “Monday Morning Ready” newsletter
Each weekend we deliver an article on a trending news topic, complete with four different Lexile levels, quizzes, and custom lessons plans for multiple grade levels.
Weekly Videos
Each week TeenTribune we’ll add a new video from Ask Smithsonian. You ask the questions - a Smithsonian expert answers!
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TweenTribune Español
TweenTribune is also available in Spanish. A new article is available each day along with the quizzes that go with them.
Apps for iPhone & iPad
Free to download, Smithsonian Teacher apps allow students to read daily news articles written to their reading level, and post comments and take quizzes on what they read.
Additional tools for an engaged classroom
With many more tools available, including Lexile® leveled articles, STEM-based videos, critical thinking writing prompts, Smithsonian Teacher makes learning fun for your students.
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-- Jorge Santana, review in The iLearn Initiative

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