I came across this site thanks to a blog posting I read here. It is called The Week in Rap. The week in Rap is a music video that summarizes the major world events of the week. It is organized as a Rap video. A typical video is under 5 minutes.
This is a great alternative tool for teaching current events. It may be a great end of the week activity. Some ideas that come to mind are:
1. Link to this in a Moodle discussion and ask students to respond to a question regarding it.
2. Have students develop a blog posting reflecting on these events using Ning, a wiki, Moodle, Google Doc, or traditional journal.
3. Have students create their own music video that discusses a global issue. Use this as an example.