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SERC Pedagogic Collection:Newsmap-France: Lisons les Manchettes!

SERC Pedagogic Collection:Newsmap-France: Lisons les Manchettes!

In this Interactive Lecture Demonstration, students of intermediate-level French will attempt to predict the content of articles on the Health Science pages of French newspapers by reading headlines on the Newsmap website. They then read the full-length articles and reflect on their actual content. According to the author of Newsmap: "Newsmap's objective is to simply demonstrate visually the relationships between data and the unseen patterns in news media. Google News automatically groups news stories with similar content and places them based on algorithmic results into clusters. In Newsmap, the size of each cell is determined by the amount of related articles that exist inside each news cluster that the Google News Aggregator presents. In that way, users can quickly identify which news... Show More
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