Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Review the News With the CNN Challenge

CNN Challenge is a news game based upon leading news stories of the week. The game offers you a series of multiple choice questions based on the news. There are three rounds to each game. Your score is based upon not only answering correctly but also how quickly you answer each question. At the end of each game, CNN Challenge provides links to the stories the questions were based on.

Applications for Education
The questions in the CNN Challenge are updated often enough that you could use the game on a weekly basis as a fun review of recent news. You could have students play the game and then search for the answers to the questions they got wrong by using the links provided by CNN. My only complaint about CNN Challenge is that it runs a 15 second pop-up ad before the game starts.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
The Week in Rap - Fun News Summaries
Ten by Ten - Visual Links to World News