|Winston Retrieves the News / S. Carter / CC BY-SA 2.0|
Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers) shares two BBC News Magazine Monitor weekly features in his blog this week. The Week in Pictures and The Week in Numbers both feature interesting photos. The Week in Pictures provides a brief description that gives you enough information to help you find more information about the news story. The Week in Numbers gives a statistic and a link to the story that the photos illustrate.
Byrne discusses the value of these weekly features to interest students in the news articles. I agree. And I would add that they are rich resources for word problems in mathematics, story prompts for writing, triggers for creative multimedia stories, and data for problem solving.
Both teachers and students could use these interesting photos, statistics, and the related stories to help share ideas, investigate topics, and support viewpoints.