The Week In Rap is a current events website that I discovered through iLearn Technology. The Week in Rap is produced by the same people that produce Flocabulary. Each Friday The Week In Rap posts a weekly news summary in the form of a rap music video. I've embedded last week's video below.
The Week in Rap 12-12-08 from Week in Rap on Vimeo.
Applications for Education
The Week in Rap is a great way to get students interested in current news stories. Each video can easily be embedded into your class blog or website. Embedding the videos in your class blog or website could be a great way to get parents and students to discuss the news together.
A couple of good companion resources to The Week In Rap are the BBC's In Pictures series and Ten by Ten.