Share uses an NPR-driven newsfeed that updates throughout the day to provide news articles in On Demand mode. The Share player displays top news headlines from World News, Entertainment, Business, Health, Technology, and Sports.
How to Access News On Demand
Press the LS button to access the Home screen, then navigate to News. Select an article to display it onscreen along in large, readable text with an image from the article, if available. Use the arrow buttons to scroll down the screen to continue reading the article.
Using the News in Group Activities
According to US News and World Report, seniors ages 65+ consume 83 minutes worth of news on average each day. You can make news discussion a daily activity in your community, helping groups to have stimulating conversations, debates, and trips down memory lane inspired by today's headlines.
Facilitating group conversations with active participation boils down to asking questions. Allow the group to warm up with some simple knowledge and comprehension questions, then dig deeper and begin to build up to more thought-provoking questions. Some question starters include:
- How did you feel about...?
- What does ... remind you of?
- What do you think it means...?
- Why do you think...?
- What do you think we can do...?
- How might...?
- How does...compare to...?