Aim: Help students improve each other's writing
Moodle modules: RSS block and forum
Extra programs: None
Ease of setup: **
Summarizing text can be a good way to practice reading and writing. It focuses students on key bits of information and encourages them to organize and express that information in concise ways.
The idea behind this activity is that students select a story from the Internet. They then write a summary of it in a forum. To make it more interesting, you could get students to include why they chose that particular item. That might provoke comment and discussion from other forum members.
To make it easier for students to select a story, we will provide news feeds to stories. News feeds contain ...