I’ve written about Russel Tarr’s site ClassTools many times, including featuring it in a post titled This Is The Best Web 2.0 Site For ELLs & May Be The Best One For All Students.
He has just released another tool to join the many he has already. It’s called the Breaking News Generator!.
You can see a sample image at the top of this post. Like his other tools, it’s free and simple to use. Students can create their own version of screenshot from a newscast.
Coincidentally, yesterday I assigned my English Language Learner World History students homework to create a “who, what, where, when, how, why” lede for a newspaper story about an event leading up to World War II. Since we’re going to the computer lab today, Russel’s new tool should be a great opportunity for them to create a TV news version of their story.