If you’re feeling sheepish for not watching all or any of the State of the Union address last night, don’t worry, the kind folks at Mahalo Daily have edited together the highlights into a sixty second video. It is not an altogether unbiased edit, but it does provide most of the highlights.
Application for Educators
Video editing projects like creating a 60 second video of news highlights or talking points in a large speech is a great way to get students to explore a subject and create a useful product in the end. In addition to learning about the subject area and gaining technical skills your students will learn a useful lesson about the role the media plays in shaping public opinion.
If you’re looking for a free program your students can use to edit video and audio files, check out Kaltura.