Welcome to the TLX News website!
Is this your first time to TLX News?
Remember, the most important part of our website is the Essential Question near the top of the page. Each new edition of TLX News comes with a new Essential Question. It helps you discover more about each of our news stories.
Having trouble finding our news stories? Use the TLX Phone at the bottom of Amir’s tablet as your guide. These buttons will take you to our news stories about History, Economics, Civics, and Geography.
Each news story ends with an activity. You can complete this activity on the TLX News Journal. How do you get a copy of the News Journal? That’s a good question! You can find a copy here. Our homepage also provides a copy of the journal you can download. Save a copy to your computer for use with each edition. Or, print a copy from our website whenever you need a new one.
Don’t forget to check the front page for vocabulary, new poll questions, and a chance to get to know the TLX News team!
TLX News Help Overview
We are going to provide help in a straightforward, minimally designed text format. Will style after an Essential Question Archive page – mainly text display and links on the page.
What is RSS?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) delivers timely web content directly to you, without requiring an email address. Our feeds include headlines, text, and links to articles. At your convenience, retrieve the free content you want from your RSS reader. An RSS reader is available as either a stand-alone software program or a plug-in for popular search engines like Google. For additional help you may want to speak to an adult – your parents if you are at home or your teacher if you’re at school.
Teachers, contact your district technology staff for additional help.
How do I start using RSS?
First, choose which type of newsreader you’ll use, a desktop newsreader installed on your computer or one that is web-based. Install the newsreader and follow the prompts it’s that easy.
On TLX-News, the RSS icon will alert you to the content that is available for RSS. Click the icon to get started and follow the prompts. Check your RSS reader often to see updated content.
Sharing problems – can’t access Facebook from school, etc.?
Some schools, and home computers, limit access to certain websites. If you’re having trouble accessing a site or sharing this site, ask your teacher. It’s a good idea to ask an adult (whether you’re at home or school) before visiting any site for the first time. Always check with an adult before sharing any information online.
The TLX-News website has been designed to let you search content in two ways, by archiving or by keyword search.
How archiving works
In an archive search you’ll be searching for an Essential Question (or Lesson Plan if you’re a teacher). The additional articles, polls and information that go with that Essential Question will also be returned. You do this by accessing the Essential Question Archive and clicking on the appropriate text links. Once you click on an entry, you will see that Essential Question just as it appeared when it was originally posted.
Keyword search lets you search the site by specific words found in the content. This search will return every article, Essential Question or Lesson Plan that contains your keyword. Search returns are grouped by type, so you can easily find the content you are looking for.