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Lip Dubs: Yet Another Form of Literacy

Posted by mariamengel on August 8, 2011

It seems that the YouTube Lib Dub trend is catching on!  According to Wikipedia, a lip dub is “a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video”.

At JCC Camp By the Sea, children two years through grade ten attend summer camp in New Jersey and participate in several projects and athletic group activities.  One of their favorite projects includes a lib dub that all of the participants play a part in.  The students learn about lib dubbing, filming and editing videos, directing, mash ups, playing roles and drama, and music.  Here is one example of a lib dub created at JCC Camps, “The Ultimate Queen Mash Up“:

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Project SMARTArt

Posted by mariamengel on July 21, 2011

At The Center for Media Literacy website, SMARTArt is reviewed.   SMARTArt is a government funded media literacy case study in elementary school media literacy and arts education.  As we often read, multiliteracy projects in the classroom are designed for secondary education.  This is an excellent source for reviewing some incredible efforts put forth at Leo Politi Elementary School in the field of media literacy and arts education.  Leo Politi is in Los Angeles, CA.

Check out the SmARTArt website to read more about their case study and read about the lessons and integrated activities that students participated in.  Videos of their successes are also posted.  This video was the winner of the 2004 animation festival H2ed in New York.  “Playing with Guns” is a 30-second animation short produced by kindergarten students at Leo Politi Elementary School as part of Project SMARTArt, during a workshop conducted by AnimAction, Inc.

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Kuala Lampur HS Multiliteracy Project

Posted by mariamengel on July 8, 2011


In a posting on her blog, a teacher from Malaysia and her sixteen year old students from an inner-city school in Kuala Lumpur use their creative skills to attack a multiliteracy project.  The poem that the students were required to use is titled Monsoon History, by Shirley Lim.

Students combined written text, visual art, music, and sounds to create a their final project.  The students found all of their resources using the internet.  Their mash-ups each included many modes of meaning and literacy.  Although the projects are not perfect, the incredible creativity that came from understanding of the poem and incorporating representations of the culture of Malacca, the authors home, is astounding.  Read the poem and more after the jump…
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