Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Face of Facebook

Tonight on 60 Minutes, Lesley Stahl interviewed Mark Zuckerberg. You've might not have heard his name, but ou've probably heard of his company, that makes the most popular social networking website in the US, Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook is only 23 years old. If you're not using Facebook, take a minute to explore Facebook. It could give you a new level of understanding of how today's students are thinking and consuming information.
Click on the image of Mark Zuckerberg to watch the entire video of his interview with Lesley Stahl.


ClipSyndicate- Find News Fast


This happens to me all the time, I'm on the way to work when I hear a news story. Then when I get to a computer, I can't find much about the story. This won't happen anymore because I've found Clip Syndicate. Clip syndicate has all the news stories and more that I could ever want. Most importantly, Clip Syndicate features content from the Associated Press. If you're outside of the top media markets, like I am, most of the national and world news you see and hear on the local television and radio stations comes from the Associated Press.

Here's a sample video from Clip Syndicate.

Ten by Ten- Top World News Stories by the Hour

Ten by Ten is a unique program that links images with news stories. Every hour the top 100 news stories from around the world are linked to images on a ten by ten grid. The stories are ranked. Clicking on an image will provide you with more information including links to more articles about the story. (You must allow pop ups for the article links to work).

Application for teachers
Ten by Ten could be used as a way for students to find information about news stories they've heard about. Ten by Ten's photographs may spark interest in a story that students may not have heard anything about. In other words, Ten by Ten can expose students to a larger world. I have used Ten by Ten as conversation starter with my classes. I gave students time to explore the images and stories then had the students share what they discovered.


New Consumer Electronics

This is a quick summary of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.