The BBC has developed what they call a “prototype” of a News Globe. It’s similar to some other sites on The Best Visually Engaging News Sites list — it has a virtual globe globe that you spin, and there are points on it. When you place your cursor on the points a short introduction to a news story based on that location shows-up, and you can click on it to go to the complete report.
I’m adding it to that “The Best…” list.
Thanks to Free Technology For Teachers for the tip.
Just a heads-up, I looked at it this morning and there were several news stories that were on the wrong continent(Africa and Iraq stories in South America,etc.) .
I don’t know if it’s an RSS feed issue or if they are still working out the bugs to the system, but just thought I would let you know. I love the concept since I’m a big BBC New reader and this would be great to use with my students.