Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Browse Life in a Day

The YouTube Life in a Day project organized by Kevin MacDonald and Ridley Scott asked people around the world to record and upload a video documenting a small aspect of their lives on July 24, 2010. They received thousands of submissions and are now sorting the submissions and making them available for public viewing. Visitors to the Life in a Day YouTube channel can now explore the videos in a neat global display. You can locate and watch videos by geographic tag.















Applications for Education
When I first read about the Life in a Day project earlier this summer I thought that it could provide a good way for teachers of global studies to give their students access to glimpses of cultures around the world. Little did I know that Life in a Day would be displayed in such a way as to make it very easy for students to pick a spot on the globe and get a taste of life in that country or city.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Debate Graph - Diagrams of Global Debates
101 Ways to Teach Geography

47 Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom