Online Current Events Discussion
1 Prepare Students for Online Discussions
Post the following question to your students: What should the groundrules be when participating in an online discussion forum?
2 Introduce Resources
This can be done in a few ways depending on the needs of your students. I generally give my students three choices for where they can get their news. For example, we have a subscription to the New York Times. Help the students login to the sites if required. You can also use Flipboard or another RSS reader to help direct students.
Login to news sites as directed by teacher.
Post the following instructions on Classroom.
Find and read a news article related to (insert topic) using the (insert sites). Write a summary that includes three things you learned while reading the article, two implications of the events described in the learning (or two connections to prior learning), and one question you have about the article. Be certain include a link to the article or the name of the newspaper, date and page number.
Students complete assignment.