Showing posts with label new stories. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new stories. Show all posts

Friday, June 8, 2012

CNN Student News Looks to Summer

This morning is the last morning that CNN Student News will have an episode until August 13, 2012. In part of today's episode CNN Student News takes a look ahead at stories to watch over the summer. And to  review the year, you can give the end of the year news quiz a try.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Year in Google Searches

Today, Google launched their 2011 Zeitgeist site. Google's 2011 Zeitgeist features a menu of the most-searched terms of 2011. You can view the overall picture or use the menus to see the most searched terms according to region, country, and theme. The menus are nice and they reveal some interesting patterns, but the real highlight of Google Zeitgeist 2011 is the year in review video. Like other year in review videos, Google's year in review video features a lot of short video clips and pictures of the year's biggest stories. The video includes both serious news topics and lighter stories from the world of entertainment.

Applications for Education
Before showing the video to students ask them what they think were the most searched terms of the year. Then show the video and see which stories they missed. That activity could spark a good conversation about news cycles and why some stories stick in our heads while others are quickly forgotten.

Here are a couple of other year in review resources you might want to see.
2011 in 120 Images & Predictions for 2012
The Year in 60 Seconds - A Video Project Idea

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Week in Rap is Back for 2010-2011

The Week in Rap produced by Flocabulary is a free weekly rap video recapping the week's biggest news stories. The Week in Rap is back for the 2010-2011 school year. The first video of the new school year came out today. This week's video is a recap of the summer's biggest stories. Watch the video below.

The Week in Rap - 2010 Summer Recap from Week in Rap on Vimeo.