Thursday, 24 January 2013


etmooc, educational technology and media mooc

     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:
- Myself
- 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!
Our clip:
"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?


  1. Thank you for thinking about how this can move into your classroom and school environment. These types of activities can be really great bonding activities that integrate collaboration, group work, responsibility, and media literacy. And, they're fun!

    Thanks for the post!

    1. Thanks for visiting Alec! I am really intrigued by all of the possibilities for this type of activity. I like projects that can really help create a sense of community within a school and this seems like a fun way to make that happen!

  2. Thanks! I'm looking forward to the final product too. I've got line 28 - "I'm burning through the sky yeah" - filming it later this afternoon....

    1. Can't wait to see your clip when it is all put together! Share a still shot too?

  3. I love those ideas. What about extending it beyond songs? Like, a lip dub of Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream" speech as a History project.

    1. Ah that would be amazing! I never even thought of that, I was stuck on the song aspect! Think of how powerful that could be

  4. Great ideas. I loved Alec's birthday tribute. That is one great birthday gift. I have line 16 and 40 (they are the same) but now I have to get all prettied up and not sure how well I sing. I'm looking forward to seeing the final production. But I wanted to take a moment to thank you for sharing your great ideas for school. This could be let's make up a song to do this about the quadratic equation, what you learn from blogging, and so much more. I think students of all ages would find their niche and then to see they have to create a small movie clip (another great skill) so cool. Thanks for the great post!

    1. Welcome to my blog!
      I also loved Alec's birthday video, it would be such a great feeling to have such a great keepsake.
      I sing horribly so I'm glad we are just lip dubbing!
      Every since we started the project I just keep thinking of more and more ideas to use the project in the classroom... so many possibilities :)

  5. That is a great idea of doing a lip dub in the classroom. I might do that with the Leadership Team Students. I am excited to film my bit tomorrow. Can't wait to see everyone's parts put together.

    1. What line do you have? I'll look for your part when it is all put together! :)


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