Friday, December 25, 2009

School Rivalry 2.0: Innovative Educators, Make Room for Innovative Students

~by Dana Lawit

Two high schools in Washington are battling it out not by rumble under the overpass nor dance off in the gymnasium but by lip synced viral video. I first heard the story of these schoools on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. The two schools have produced single-track shot, lip-synced videos featuring the entire school. Shorecrest's offering is a rowdy version of Outkast's "Hey Ya." To raise the stakes, Shorewood's reponse is a throwback (Hall and Oats "You Make My Dreams Come True") with a twist -- the whole thing is show backwards.

Watch both. Get inspired. And then join the discussion of which school you think did a better job, here. Happy holidays!




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