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Doodlebuzz: Drawing News in the Classroom

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How many of you have a newspaper delivered to your school or classroom daily, weekly, monthly? With Doodlebuzz, you can access hundreds of newspapers from around the country based on whatever curriculum or topic you want.


According to the web site, "DoodleBuzz is a new way to read the news through an experimental interface that allows you to create typographic maps of current news stories."


Simply put, DoodleBuzz lets you doodle your way through the latest headlines. As fun as the site may be, it can be a little confusing at first, so here are Step-by-Step instructions to make the most of your DoodleBuzz experience.

Obviously, the first step is to go to the site at www.doodlebuzz.com

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Doodlebuzz: Drawing News in the Classroom

Let's search Global Warming as our topic search.


1. Click “Open Doodle Buzz”

2. Enter “global warming” or whatever your topic into the search bar and press Go

 

Doodlebuzz: Drawing News in the Classroom

3. Once at the website for Doodlebuzz, draw on the screen with your mouse, like you would doodle.

Doodlebuzz: Drawing News in the Classroom

 

The news headlines (live links to the full text stories) appear on the sides of the doodle.

 

4.  Choose the link you are most interested in and doodle again! 

 

 Doodlebuzz: Drawing News in the Classroom

You'll get some fun fast facts and can click on the links to read the full story from the original new site.

 

Doodlebuzz: Drawing News in the Classroom 

Now you are ready to use this unique resource to bring creativity and current events into your classroom. Choose your own topic and head over to DoodleBuzz and try this for yourself.