Showing posts with label Link TV. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Link TV. Show all posts

Friday, June 3, 2011

Remix the News on Link TV

Link TV offers a video editing tool that allows you to create your own mix of news stories and commentaries in one video. This video remixing tool is called Know the News.

Using Know the News students can grab news clips from Link TV's library of news and mix them together to create a unique news show. Link TV's news library contains segments from major news outlets around the world. The process of creating a news video is fairly straight-forward. Watch and select video clips to place on a timeline, organize the clips through a drag and drop feature, then add text narrations using the video text editor. After previewing the video it can be published on the Know the News network. To see examples of academic uses of the Know the News video editor, visit the Know the News wiki.

Videos published on the Know the News network can be rated by viewers. The rating system asks viewers to rate videos on fairness, accuracy, presentation, and trustworthiness. As you can see in the image below, Link TV provides definitions and guidelines for the rating system.

Applications for Education
Know the News provides teachers with a good tool for teaching lessons about media bias, accuracy in news reporting, and global perspectives of an event. 
The terms of service for Link TV's Know the News video editor require users to be at least thirteen years old. Therefore, this probably a tool best reserved for high school and college students.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Global Link of World Educators

Link TV, a news video resource that allows users to create news video remixes (learn more here), is looking for educators to help them create learning guides. Link TV is interested in having teachers contribute learning guides for their One Nation Many Voices project. Link TV is offering teachers an honorarium for creating and piloting the learning guides in their classrooms. If you are interested in participating please visit the educators' page on Link TV or send and email to teachers (at) linktv.org to find out more.

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