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Why? Keys to Success?How?
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
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
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
Maps
http://langwitches.org/blog/wp-
content/uploads/2009/09/C...
Image Credits
Licensed under Creative Commons
• Social Media image adapted from Matth Hamm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ma...
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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 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 election
    Spain: El Pais
    November 2010
  • Transcript of "Current News Events with a Twist"

    1. 1. Why? Keys to Success?How?
    2. 2. Why?
    3. 3. Why do YOU think Current Events are important to integrate?
    4. 4. How have YOU taught Current Events?
    5. 5. 21st Century Planet?
    6. 6. Traditional Media?
    7. 7. New (Social) Media?
    8. 8. Coup d’Etat Ecuador? Miners’ Accident in Chile?
    9. 9. Ethnocentric
    10. 10. English Spoken Here
    11. 11. Bias of News Sources
    12. 12. Local/National News
    13. 13. Teen Culture Events
    14. 14. How?
    15. 15. Login to Google Maps
    16. 16. Create New Map
    17. 17. Title, Description, Collaborate
    18. 18. Invite Collaborators
    19. 19. Edit
    20. 20. Placemark Content
    21. 21. Link & Placemark
    22. 22. Keys to Success?
    23. 23. Successes
    24. 24. News in Other Parts of the World
    25. 25. Proofing & Editing
    26. 26. Unexpected Success
    27. 27. Desire to Research More Sites
    28. 28. Discussion
    29. 29. Restriction of 140 Characters
    30. 30. Pitfalls
    31. 31. Value, Interest and Understanding of Current Events
    32. 32. Deeper Knowledge
    33. 33. Looking Ahead
    34. 34. Google Translator
    35. 35. Collaboration Partners
    36. 36. Wordle
    37. 37. Resources • How-To-Guide: Creating Current Events on Google Maps http://langwitches.org/blog/wp- content/uploads/2009/09/Current-Events-on-Google- Maps.pdf • Langwitches Wikihttp://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 Twist http://langwitches.org/blog/2009/09/02/news-events- and-global-awareness/ • The Logistics of Creating a Current News Event Google Map http://langwitches.org/blog/2009/09/26/the-logistics- of-creating-a-current-news-events-google-map/
    38. 38. Image Credits Licensed under Creative Commons • Social Media image adapted from Matth Hamm http://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 Sutherland http://www.flickr.com/photos/bensutherland/3208641755/ • Local/National News http://www.flickr.com/photos/bbcworldservice/4605886510 • Banana http://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

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