• News in the Classroom / Dynamic Syllabi

    Given all the tools most of us use to manage our daily reading habits, I’d like to hear how this could be used to the classroom. Not every class wants to engage with the news of the day, but I can imagine many advantages to having students engage with very recent events. Since we obviously can’t build these into a syllabus before hand, I’m wondering if anyone has experience (or wants to brainstorm about) using RSS feeds, or something else, in a class: how do we keep our students and ourselves up to date on recent events? How could we ensure we all have the same focus? Or the same information? Or usefully contrasting information (can some students watch Fox, some the Daily Show)?

2 Comments


  1. PC this sounds like it could really be a good discussion. I am interested, though, in taking students from reading and absorbing news to critical analysis through digital projects that they develop either individually or as groups. I have had a bit of success with this in my ENWR classes. There are definitely some tools out there that can help in that refining of ideas/critical thinking as well.

  2. Profile photo of Phil Edwards Phil Edwards says:

    +1 to this session idea/notion/proposal. :)

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