Sounds like the “Odd Couple,” doesn’t it?
Well, I’m writing about Jay because he featured some student films done with Flip cameras the other night and one was done by a girl who graduated from a local high school here in the northwest burbs of Chicago. The students had to film and turn out a story less than 90 seconds long using the words remorse, dairy and sprint. But don’t feel bad; no cows were hurt in the process and no one had to run with the bulls. Looks like Jay, Richard Roeper and the NYU students had a good time showing how easy it is to turn out a digital story with a simple camera and simple editing software.
And the former vice-president came across my radar screen because he is this month’s YouTube Video Volunteers curator in honor of Earth Day. Check out Mr. Gore’s challenge here. He’s asking for videos supporting organizations working for climate change by April 19th. Of course, you don’t have to join the fray at YouTube to get your students excited about Earth Day. Your students can do a quick video highlighting your class, school or community’s efforts to preserve the earth and then share it on your school website as your contribution to Earth Day.