The BBC Learning Open Lab has released the prototype of a new news display, the BBC News Globe. The BBC News Globe is a continuously rotating globe that displays news from two popular RSS feeds published by the BBC. As the globe rotates a new placemarker appears for each new story in the RSS feed. The concept reminds me of the concept behind the Google Earth News layer.
Thanks to the Digital Geography blog for sharing the information about BBC News Globe.
Applications for Education
The BBC News Globe provides students with way to find news stories by location. The News Globe also provides a bit of geographic context for students reading the news.
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