Saturday, March 12, 2011

Play the News Might be Fun for Some!

Catching up on my blog reading, I ran across a short entry from Larry Ferlazzo and his blog "Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day" where he mentions his #1 game of 2008 is back online. So, I thought I would give the site a try. Sure enough, it is pretty interesting and was easy to do. The website or game is called "Play the News" and is sort of "fantasy sports" version of the news. I liked it for the fact that you can really research an issue from all different points of views. And in the end, you have to decide what will happen next. Then, you actually get to watch in the real world what truly will happen next. If the game happens to be covering a topic that you are covering in class, I think the class would love it. You have to have an email to register before you play, so either all students would have to register or the teacher could register and do the activity as a class. Technically, the students can do all the research and read about the issue, they just can't vote if they are not registered. If you teach social studies or just have an interest in current events and predicting what will happen next, this site is great for you. Give it a try!

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