I.S.S. The Collaborative Lip Dub
I love this song.
I love what Commander Hadfield has been doing as part of his mission. He’s done an outstanding job in bringing us into the world of space travel and along the way reminding us what a wonderful world we live in.
I love lip dubs. I’ve been part of making a few. While they’ve been around for a while I think they represent the power of connected media and storytelling quite well. If you’ve ever participated in one, the weird sense of community and joy is palpable.
I love how my class works and connects young pre-service teachers with great teachers and classrooms around the world. This continues to be one of the most important things I can give my students: the opportunity to work with teachers doing interesting things and sharing openly.
So I decided to combine these things and create a collaborative lip dub. I simply invited interested students and classrooms to sign up for a line or two. Without mandating, it worked out quite well with about 25 participants. I then assigned them a line or two and had them send me their files. They all chose how they wanted to sing their lines and we had some nice creative performances. I used iMovie for this project and don’t think it took more than an evening or two to edit. I don’t claim this to be the greatest work of art or greatest video but I do suggest it’s a fabulous thing to do to create community and a great memory.
I want to thank all my students and those classrooms and teachers that participated.