I'm working with a colleague and a small team of students next Tuesday on a project very much inspired by the NPR "This I Believe" series. Tuesday is a community service day at our school and students chose this project from several different options.
The idea is for the students to articulate their own personal/philosophical beliefs in a way that ties into their beliefs about community service. Their end artifact will be some type of mixed media piece that they post at YouTube and then embed in a forum over at our moodle community for this project. Overall the group was positive on this and I think we're going to see some stellar samples.
Below is my sample and the artifact from my colleague Christy. I'm a big believer that we, as teachers, should take the risk and try these types of projects right along with the students as a way to not only model, but also as a means to develop our own skills with conveying a message via mixed media.