One day while on Plurk, an interesting link was provided. The link was to Doodlebuzz. Doodlebuzz is an interactive Web2.0 site that permits you to search for a topic in the news and doodle at the same time. As it searches the web for news articles related to your topic, you “doodle” by drawing a line or which ever shape you prefer. Once you have completed the “doodle” the results will appear along your drawing. You can browse around the displayed results by using the arrow keys on the keyboard. To select a specific article, use your mouse and click on the topic of interest. Then draw a new doodle to view the results of a search relating to the selected news topic. At the end of the newest doodle, there will be an overview of the news article that you selected. The article title you chose will appear just to the right of it. Click on the article summary and a new window/tab will appear providing the entire article to read. After completely reading the article, you may return to the original Doodlebuzz screen and continue searching or select from one of the key words attached to your second doodle.
I have created a brief introduction video to Doodlebuzz using the free Jing Project screen/video capture software produced by TechSmith Corporation. Please enjoy and provide me feedback to this post on how this could be used in education to address needs or your own thoughts of Doodlebuzz itself.
Until I can figure out why the embeded Jing Project video does not work properly, here is a link to the video on Screencast.com: Doodlebuzz.com