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Ever assign a Current News Event to your students? Do you want more than cutting out an article from a newspaper or copying and pasting an online one? Do you want deeper thinking than regurgitating a ...

Ever assign a Current News Event to your students? Do you want more than cutting out an article from a newspaper or copying and pasting an online one? Do you want deeper thinking than regurgitating a summary of "What Happened"?
In comes Google Maps. Students can connect the events to geography, cultures and categories. Discuss how individual events are interrelated to each other? Where do the news sources come from? How do news stories differ in perspective according to their geographic origin or media source?

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  • Germany:Spiegel after electionSpain: El PaisNovember 2010

Current News Events with a Twist Current News Events with a Twist Presentation Transcript

  • Why?
    Keys to Success?
    How?
    Current Events on our Shrinking Planet using Google Maps
  • Why?
  • Why do YOU think Current Events
    are important to integrate?
  • How have YOU taught
    Current Events?
  • 21st Century Planet?
  • Traditional Media?
  • New (Social) Media?
  • Coup d’Etat Ecuador?Miners’ Accident in Chile?
  • Ethnocentric
  • English Spoken Here
  • Bias of News Sources
    Vote
    for
  • Local/National News
  • Teen Culture Events
  • How?
  • Login to Google Maps
  • Create New Map
  • Title, Description, Collaborate
  • Invite Collaborators
  • Edit
  • Placemark Content
  • Link & Placemark
  • Keys to Success?
  • Successes
  • News in Other Parts of the World
  • Proofing & Editing
  • Unexpected Success
  • Desire to Research More Sites
  • Discussion
  • Restriction of 140 Characters
    140
    Precise writing in 140 characters or less!
    DO NOT exceed 140 characters!
  • Pitfalls
  • Value, Interest and Understanding of Current Events
  • Deeper Knowledge
  • Looking Ahead
  • Google Translator
  • Collaboration Partners
  • Wordle
  • Resources
    How-To-Guide: Creating Current Events on Google Mapshttp://langwitches.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Current-Events-on-Google-Maps.pdf
    LangwitchesWikihttp://langwitches.wikispaces.com
    Geography, a separate subject. Really?http://langwitches.org/blog/2010/03/27/geography-is-a-separate-subject-really/
    News Events Assignment with a Twisthttp://langwitches.org/blog/2009/09/02/news-events-and-global-awareness/
    The Logistics of Creating a Current News Event Google Maphttp://langwitches.org/blog/2009/09/26/the-logistics-of-creating-a-current-news-events-google-map/
  • Image CreditsLicensed under Creative Commons
    Social Media image adapted from Matth Hammhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/matthamm/2945559128/
    We are not alone image by My Wonderful World http://www.mywonderfulworld.org/gaw.html
    English Spoken Here http://www.flickr.com/photos/sh0rty/2355148509/
    All About Me- Ethnocentric by Ben Sutherlandhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/bensutherland/3208641755/
    Local/National Newshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/bbcworldservice/4605886510
    Bananahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/freakingnoob/3438012333/
    Miners in Chile by Gobierno de Chile http://flickr.com/photos/50371131@N04/4917269713
    President Correa by Agência Brasil