TIME for Kids has announced TIME Edge, a new digital platform specifically for seventh and eighth grade classrooms that delivers original multimedia content to support digital literacy and global citizenship, a variety of engaging learning tools for students, lesson plans and resources for teachers, and Common Core-aligned quizzes.
TIME Edge features in-depth current events articles enhanced with interactive features to support close reading of nonfiction texts. Students can access definitions of challenging vocabulary words to improve skills. Audio and Spanish-language versions of select text and a variety of multimedia tools allow students to engage deeply with the content. They can also read select articles at a lower reading level, which allows teachers to focus on the same content with all students.
Additionally, TIME Edge gives teachers access to the TIME Vault, an archive of nearly 90 years of TIME content that connects current events with historical primary sources. Teachers will have access to teaching guides containing discussion questions, close-reading tips, and Common Core resources.
TIME Edge is a web-based platform available on any device through an Internet browser. A free preview of TIME Edge is available now, and schools can purchase classroom subscriptions for the 2015-16 school year that include full access to articles, Common Core-aligned quizzes, lesson plans, audio read-alouds, Spanish-language translations and TIME Vault access for teachers.
For more information, visit TIMEEdge.com.
Source: TIME For Kids, timeforkids.com