I’ve thought for awhile that it would be nice for students to be able to create their own online daily newspaper highlighting what they are interested in — that kind of interest is at the heart of Krashen’s free voluntary reading concept.
There are personal home pages (see The Best Personal Home Page Creators) that sort of allow that kind of activity, but they don’t recreate the feel and look of a newspaper, and are not necessarily what I’m looking for. I’d love to find something that makes it extremely easy for students to identify topics of interest and, while it doesn’t necessarily have to look like a newspaper, at least has a non-cluttered and simple lay-out.
Simply Headlines has a great lay-out, but doesn’t have a particularly wide range of customization features. Plus, it will only email it to you, so you can’t read it outside of your email.
Any other suggestions out there?