Stay Up to Date With Your Own Newspaper

Stay up to date with your own newspaper - is a reliable resource in my personal learning toolbox. Each day, as I process in, I review my subscriptions for new and interesting articles.

Presently, I am subscribed to the following:

Some of these are daily papers and others are weekly. While I specifically created a half dozen of these newspapers, many others I located by doing a search of These newspapers keep me informed of the latest developments in a specific discipline. As a result, I am constantly learning and staying current.

I will explain how to find a and subscribe as well as create your own.

Finding newspapers

You can find newspapers on countless topics with more being created each day. To subscribe to a newspaper, follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the menu in the upper left corner.
  3. Select the Newsstand option.
  4. Conduct a search in the Find papers or people field.
  5. Click on a paper from the results.
  6. Subscribe to the paper using the form provided.

You should take time to become familiar with content of a newspaper before subscribing to it. Ensure it meets your needs.

Creating a newspaper

There may be times when you cannot find a newsletter that meets your needs or you wish to create one to address a specific purpose such as building one for a specific class or creating one based on a classroom Twitter hashtag. In these cases, you will need to build a newspaper. Here are the steps:

Before you can create a newspaper, you must have a account. A account is based on your Twitter or Facebook account. You will be asked for that account as you attempt to sign in to

  1. Sign in to
  2. Click on the menu in the upper left corner.
  3. Click on the Create Paper button.
  4. Enter your paper’s title, then click on the Next button.
  5. Enter either a keyword, #tag, or topic of interest; a twitter name or list; or an RSS feed in the search field provided.
  6. Choose resources that you want to be included in your newspaper by clicking on the “+” sign next to each item. You can expand lists such as Twitter, RSS feeds, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube.
  7. When done, click on the Create my paper button.

Here is a video showing how to create a newspaper:

 Ideas for using in the classroom

Here are ideas from other on how to use in your classroom:

I encourage your to follow or create newsletters for your discipline. Share them with your students. Build a paper for your students. When you do, please share with others. Let’s learn together… out loud.

Stan Skrabut, Ed.D.

Stan is Director of Technology-Enhanced Instruction. He has over 20 years experience working as an instructional technologist and trainer. He has a master’s degree in computing technology in education and a doctorate in education specializing in instructional technology.

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