A long way around the barn – I’ve seen this story popping up in various places and just took the Downes link this morning to check it out. Watch the video and read the post.
How Does the (US) News Shape the Way We See the World
So, what do we do? How do we get our children to better understand the global context? How do we get our kids to see the importance of global perspectives? And more importantly, how do we get them to care?
In our discussions of “what do students care about?” and “how do we make them interested?” we need to consider what we give them to be interested in.
The video points out the dearth of coverage, so that also raises the question of “where do we FIND this news?”
Answer is 3-letters: RSS
It’s *really* interesting to see the differences in what makes the “top stories” between these two and CNN.