Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New York Times Gets Social

If you or your students are using Facebook, you might want to try out the just launched New York Times News Quiz Facebook app from The New York Times. This add-in to Facebook quizzes students each weekday morning with five-questions covering recent news events. Students can take the quiz alone or challenge other Facebook-friends to see who knows more. After taking the quiz, you're given results, percentile rankings and most importantly, links to today's top NYTimes stories - to help you prepare for tomorrow's quiz. I think this is a great way to get kids interested in news and current events, and the competition with their friends makes it potentially even more engaging.

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