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Overview:

  • Free
  • News aggregator that is customizable and allows the news to come to you, no more searching needed
  • Super powerful tool!
  • Can search news from all over the world. For example, you can choose a global topic and see how other countries report on the topic
  • Can use the archive feature to search events from the recent past
  • Makes the world smaller
  • Can use the advanced search tool to narrow down topics

Fear Factor:

  • Easy

Grade Level:

  • 4 and up

Tutorials





Applications (How can teachers and students use this educational technology?)

  • For ideas on how to use Google News in the Classroom go to Google News for Educators
  • Teach your students to make customized aggregated home pages so the current event stories come to them, make their lives easy
  • Give students the power to educate themselves about the world around them
  • Search for specific topics in specific subjects (biology, math, history, and many more)
  • Add this to your morning routine and stay educated about the world - this is your duty as a teacher
  • Search for news stories from different countries about the same event and teach your students about bias
  • Watch vidoes on news stories from networks around the world as they happen

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