Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ten by Ten - Visual Links to the World News

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 Education
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.