Monday, February 25, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: UWire and an Interactive Election Map





















UWire is an aggregator of news and stories created by college media outlets around the country. UWire is affiliated with hundreds of colleges across the country and is owned by CBS. UWire provides student generated coverage of a wide range of topics, some serious topics (see the election map above) and some not-so-serious topics (the Oscars).

Application for Educators
The interactive election map on UWire is a great teaching resource. By clicking on a state the student is provided with information related to the caucus or primary in that state. The map also provides demographic information about each state as well as a break-down of 2004's election results in each state.