Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Year in 60 Seconds - A Video Project Idea

The Year in 60 Seconds is a video from Reuters featuring images and some sound bites of the year's biggest global news stories. I found this video on The English Blog. As Jeffrey Hill mentioned on his post, the video makes you wonder if anything good happened in 2011. The video is embedded below, but if you're reading this in RSS you might need to click through to see the video.



Applications for Education
I'm sure as that as the month progresses we'll see many more "year in review" news videos and slideshows popping-up on the web. Instead of waiting for those videos to appear, challenge your students to create their own "year in review" news videos. FlixTime and Animoto are two easy-to-use video creation tools that are well suited to producing videos like the one from Reuters embedded above.