Inspired by yet another fantastic Zarco English Tool of the Day's post, I decided to give NewsCred a quick twirl this evening. I was very surprised at how easy it was to create my very own newspaper in less than a minute, exactly as it says on the blurb. I am also amazed at how topical the news items are. I have just found out some really interesting news about Oxford, for example. This saves me having to trawl the internet to find the latest news updates. You can choose any subjects you like, and they are immediately updated onto your paper.
I can imagine how much enjoyment students would get out of creating their own newspaper projects on different subjects of interest by using NewsCred. It's also a nice way of keeping up to date with news you are interested in, all in one convenient place. Another bonus is that you can create your very own personal editorials.
Although I don't think it is possible to embed your newpaper on a blog or wiki, you can post your daily newspaper on Twitter and other social networking sites.
Have a look at my paper Janet's Daily. Then have a go yourself, and see how versatile and fun it is to use!
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