Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Innovative teaching methods: performing arts

Would you teach rap to your students for $365,000! The Ron Clark Academy, a school in Atlanta, Georgia, came to Oprah Winfrey's attention doing just that: students uploaded a rap about voting, which caught national fire during the election period, which led to television performances worldwide on CNN & BET, which presumably led to being noticed by someone with the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, which led to the $365,000 donation. What started all this? Students' creativity and educational technology: taping and uploading a video.

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