Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Add Google News to Your Blog

Yesterday afternoon Google announced the release of a widget creation wizard that you can use to add Google News headlines to your blog or website. The Google News wizard makes it easy to customize the look and the content displayed on your blog. Once you have selected the news content you want displayed and the size of the display, simply copy the code generated for you and paste into your blog editor.

Applications for Education
If your curriculum calls for students to be aware of current news stories, displaying the Google News headlines on your classroom website will help students to meet expectation being knowledgeable about world news.

Displaying the Google News headlines is one way that you can attempt to make your classroom blog or district website "sticky" and keep parents and students looking at it longer.