Showing posts with label Super Tuesday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Super Tuesday. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Super Tuesday- A Super Step on the Path to the Presidency

CNN has an Elections 101 section that succinctly explains the path to the White House for the next president. Like NPR, CNN has an election map with dates. The CNN map (see left) is not as interactive as the NPR map, but what CNN does have is the complete collection of CNN sponsored debates available for free on video.









Applications For Educators
The Election 101 page is good reference from which students can gain a basic understanding of the election process. The video section is a good resource for showing students how a debate actually works as well as exposing students to the positions of the various candidates. All of the videos are available for download in Quick Time or Windows Media formats.

Free Technology For Teachers: Why Super Tuesday is Important- NPR Report

It's Super Tuesday! Super Tuesday is arguably the most important day in the election process. National Public Radio (NPR.org) has an interactive election map to accompany its podcast coverage of Super Tuesday. Click on the map to try it out. To listen to a podcast from NPR about Super Tuesday click here.

Application for Educators
The NPR interactive map is a good teaching tool and resource for students. The NPR interactive map has a state by state and in some cases county by county break down of the primaries and caucuses. The map includes a calendar of events for each state. The map also has a time line of events.

Free Technology For Teachers: Super Tuesday- Who the "techies" are favoring

Techcrunch.com is an industry leading technology blog. Tech Crunch has endorsed two candidates, one from each party based on each candidates technology use and policies. It is interesting to see how much of a role the internet and technology are playing in this election. Web 2.0 applications are influencing the elections, both Facebook and Myspace have multiple pages and applications related to the Presidential Campaign. Even though most high school students won't be able to vote in the fall, it is important to see how much of a role the internet will play in the way they form opinions in the future. (I am not publicly endorsing any candidate at this time, I just find it important to note the role of technology in the formation of public opinion).

Watch Michael Arrington's, the president of Tech Crunch, appearance on Fox and Friends in the video below. (I am not publicly endorsing any candidate at this time, I just find it important to note the role of technology in the formation of public opinion).