Sunday, May 11, 2008

[TIPS] iCue - from NBC News

WOW! I was just catching up on my reading (my blogroll) and I started down through Larry Ferlazzo's blog and stopped on this post: http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/05/06/icue-is-a-neat-way-to-learn-about-the-news/. In it, he points to this great site: http://www.icue.com/portal/site/iCue/tour (the online tour of the site) from NBC News.

I could try to describe it, but I know I wouldn't do it justice. Larry, as well, pointed to where HE heard of it, David Warlick's blog: http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/archives/1443 and David gives a nice overview of it. Suffice it to say, for the moment, that this is a social learning site, with activities and the ability to compile your own NBC News videos and images to create you own project. And you can participate in discussion forums with your friends and teammates.

Second thought, don't let that description suffice. Go check it out. And send this to your favorite Social Studies or Current Events teacher. It looks like it has a bit of a learning curve to it if you want to use all its features, but it appears to be an amazing resource!

I DO hope I can get some time to create a sample like they used in the tour.

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