Sunday, September 7, 2008

Doodle Buzz - A Fun Way to Explore the News

Doodle Buzz is an interesting way to look at the news. The service is simple. To find news stories enter a term in the search box, click go, then drag your cursor across the screen to reveal news stories related to your search term. The more you doodle the more stories are revealed. Each story is linked to the original source.

Applications for Education
When I was teaching Contemporary World Studies one of the more difficult things for me to do was to get students interested in exploring the news. Doodle Buzz brings an element of fun and a new element of discovery to the news that isn't found in a typical search engine.