The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience” is filled with links to sites where students can write on the web and others can read their creations. Some of those links include news sites or others where they can leave comments on news content.
I Spot A Story is somewhat similar — users can leave comments on news stories from around the web.
It differs, though, in one key way that makes it potentially especially engaging to students — users can add a link to the site to any other article about a topic that they are interested in. Then, they can leave a comment about that news item.
Or, a teacher can choose a particular article that he/she wants students to comment on and, in addition to students comments, they can check to see what other people have said, too.
I’m adding I Spot A Story to that Best list.
Thanks to Mashable for the tip.