We have learned from brain-based research that students are drawn to images. Often, students will conduct a Google Image Search for specific information and will select the article or information they read based on the image associated with the image. Because the quality of the information students access could be quality or biased, it is important that students are media literate. It is our goal, as educators to help students understand how to find valid and reliable resources.
Knowing that students gravitate toward images, one amazing site that does provide quality information about the day in which we live.
10×10™ (‘ten by ten’) is an interactive exploration of the words and pictures that define the time. The result is an often moving, sometimes shocking, occasionally frivolous, but always fitting snapshot of our world. Every hour, 10×10 collects the 100 words and pictures that matter most on a global scale, and presents them as a single image, taken to encapsulate that moment in time. Over the course of days, months, and years, 10×10 leaves a trail of these hourly statements which, stitched together side by side, form a continuous patchwork tapestry of human life.
Watch this short informational video to get an idea about how you can use 10×10 with your students.