Whilst the BBC site has long had slide shows with photos from the week's news stories, they've now added a soundtrack to accompany some (see here). I thought that this idea could be used by our students as the basis for any number of projects;
A day in my life.
A school trip
A night out etc.
They could use a digital camera or their mobile phone to take photographs and then either Windows Movie Maker or Photo Story 3 to edit them and add an audio commentary. This could be posted via YouTube to their blog. Alternatively, you could use the software described in this video.