Friday, October 8, 2010

AP Timeline Reader - News Timelines

The AP Timeline Reader is a new experimental tool developed by the Associated Press. The Timeline Reader is intended to give readers a way to create custom timeline displays of the type of news stories that matter to them. AP gives you ten news categories to pick to display on your timeline. You can select all ten categories, just one category, or a number in between. Once you've made your selections, news stories will be displayed on your timeline. Place your cursor over a story to enlarge it and read it. You can also place it in a que to read later.

Applications for Education
The AP Timeline Reader could be a nice visual way for students to browse for news stories that appeal to them.

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