Sunday, January 13, 2008

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.

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