Netvibes feeds not updating
Although I’m not sure about performance problems if you do it in a PC pool in the course of one lesson, I think that it is a good way to let students share what they found and that it could be done as a homework.Since podcasts and videocasts are themselves only newsfeeds they can be included in Netvibes just as any other feed.Let your students maybe check for the cheapest flight and the cheapest hotel. I’m sure that you can think of much more than that.
However, some news portals also offer topic related feeds. German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung or British newspaper The Guardian offer such a service which can be found below a number of articles, e.g. It’s good to have a look at the newsfeed logo as shown on the right because there you might find the thing that you are looking for.
But you could go a step further: Create a Netvibes dashboard and let students work on it collaboratively.
They can collect all sorts of sources in one place.
Netvibes also offers a similar way to do this by using the Webnotes widget.
Students must be logged in to use it, but it can be integrated in order to give anonymou feedback.