One of the projects the participants of #ETMOOC are completing is a collaborative "Lip Dub" of a well known song! If you aren't familiar with this type of project, here is an example that I LOVED!
I can't imagine how much work would have had to go into creating a live presentation like that! Since the participants of #ETMOOC are located all around the world, however, we will be creating a video comprised of several individual clips. The example that was shared with us was:
This is actually a Lip Dub project organized by Dean Shareski to celebrate Alec Couros' Birthday!
This will allow different #ETMOOC members to show off their classrooms, locations, uniqueness, etc in their video clip! I am very excited about this idea and think it is such a neat way to use technology in a fun way and build a really strong sense of community. After a polling process, it was determined that the #ETMOOC community will be creating a lip dub of..... "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen! It is fun to think that you are part of creating something so neat!
There are three people at our university participating in this part of #ETMOOC:
- Tyler (a fellow student)
- Mr. Nantais (our Internet for Educators professor)
We thought it would be a really fun idea if the three of us did our Lip Dub clip as a group to showcase our university group! Even though the completed project won't be done for a while, I wanted to share a still shot from our portion of the project. It was about -35C today, plus a windchill, so we bundled up and rocked out our clip in the snow by our university's main sign!
"I'm a shooting star leaping through the sky..."
|(Left to Right) Mr. Nantais, myself, Tyler|
I think this would be such a fun project to do with students as well, simply because of the community building process (not to mention the ICT and English curriculum ties)! Here are some project ideas that came to mind:
1 ) Full School Project
- Think of how neat it would be to have an entire school participate in a Lip Dub
project like this (especially a K-12 school!)
2 ) Grade 12 Project
- Having the Grade 12 graduating class create a project like this could be a great
keepsake for the students and it could even be shown at the grad ceremony!
3 ) Time Lapse Project
- This one would require a lot more planning on teachers but how neat would it
be to start a project like this with students in Kindergarten and then complete
it once the students are in Grade 12! Half of the clips would be from when
they were in Kindergarten and the other half would be completed when they
reach Grade 12.
- I would think this would work best in a K-12 setting but it could be done over
the course of K-Grade 6 in an elementary setting too.
What ideas do you have?