Showing posts with label CNN iReport. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CNN iReport. Show all posts

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Libyan Civil War - Interactive Map and Videos

Last week the students in my Global Studies course began creating short videos to inform their classmates about current events in Egypt and Libya. Now they have another aspect to add to their videos, the UN no-fly zone over Libya. In our first class this week one of the resources we'll be looking at is this interactive map from CNN. Libyan Civil War and U.N. Intervention includes placemarks representing attack sites, airbases, CNN-produced stories, CNN-produced videos, and CNN iReports from Libya.
I found this map on a list of good resources about Libya that Larry Ferlazzo compiled. If you need some more resources for teaching and learning about Libya, visit Larry's list.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

365 Days in 30 Seconds

This year CNN iReport issued an interesting challenge to amateur video artists, sum-up your year in thirty seconds. The deadline for submissions has passed, but that doesn't mean you can't challenge your students to sum-up their year in a thirty second video. You could challenge students to create a summary of their personal lives or what they learned in school in 2009. Any of these free resources could be used by students to create videos about the year. The video below contains some of the contributions to CNN iReport's 365 Days in 30 Seconds challenge.

Update: The link to video creation tools that I originally posted was incorrect. It is fixed now. Thanks Gia.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
The Decade in Review from Newsweek
Year in Review Music Video
Waving Goodbye to 2009