In the past I have shared some creative ways to use online articles as part of technology activities for student creativity and reading comprehension. For example:
- Improve Reading Comprehension with Google Docs "Black Out" - Blog Post Link
- Black Out Poetry with Google Docs - Blog Post Link
Additionally Google recently added a new lesson to their Applied Digital Skills curriculum called "Annotate Text in Google Docs". This activity covers how to take an article, copy and paste it into Google Docs, and then make digital notes to understand the article using comments, highlighting, tables, and more.
One big question, however, is where to find good articles. Over the years I have come across many excellent resources for articles that are written specifically for students. See below for my current list of these sites.