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 Site Review: MSNBC Technology & Science

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Site URL:  msnbc.msn.com/id/3032118/ns/
technology_and_science

Content:  This is the tech and science home of NBC News online.

Design:  The site is simple yet dynamic, with tons of images and a blog-esque vertical layout. Following its parent site’s model, the most heavily promoted features get the prime real estate at the top of the page. When scrolling down, users find a grouping of timely headlines, followed by a breakout of stories grouped by category. If space science is what you want, there is a grouping for that. Likewise, earth science, mobile tech and other topics are broken out for easier consumption.

MSNBC TechReview:  What’s there to say about NBC News that hasn’t already been said? The agency is generally considered by industry experts to be the best in the business, and it certainly has an eye on education.

The reporting is top-notch, and the stories have a practical focus, such that a piece about a new nebula will undoubtedly discuss the realistic impact of the discovery.

While classroom use will be limited to science and technology lessons, educators in those areas will find tons of material to enhance student learning.

Bottom Line:  Science and tech teachers should make this site a daily visit.

 

Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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