Teach Us, Maybe

Last friday morning we were looking at viral you tube videos to see how people could get their message to a large audience. This was to help us prepare for our Aboriginal awareness assignment. we realised well known things got the message around quickly. Two students wanted to point out a parody of “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jensen.

We saw the HUGE number of call me maybe parody’s and we were amazed. These include Saturday Night Live, Sesame Street (inspired by this one from Jimmy Fallon) and the Harvard University Baseball Team dancing in their mini bus in the way to a game. The common theme in all of them was the originality of seemingly ordinary people. We realised that this creativity and innovation were things that people found interesting, and in turn made their videos popular.

So…….. we thought that making our own call me maybe parody would not only be fun but would help us understand how taking something that someone else has created and putting your own twist on it has an impact on people. This is something we wanted to learn about as we are going to need to raise awareness for social issues as part of an assignment later in the term.

At lunch time that day most of the class went out at lunch and discussed the moves, learnt the lyrics and figured out what to do in the parody. We spent an hour after lunch getting it organised and before the end of the day we had produced this video. We think that this video is a good way of spreading a bit of fun and creativity to the school community. We hope you all get a smile out of this.


6HU Call Me Maybe from Mr Huebl on Vimeo.


24 Responses

  1. Selena Woodward (@TeacherTechnol) 30/07/2012 at 8:05 am | | Reply

    Just a quick note to say….
    Love it! šŸ˜‰

  2. George Couros 31/07/2012 at 1:01 am | | Reply

    I LOVE THIS!!! Thank you for sharing!!! You have a fan from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada! Seriously this was awesome!

    Thanks for sharing šŸ™‚

  3. Tia Henriksen 31/07/2012 at 1:13 am | | Reply

    This was great! Totally brought a HUGE smile to my face! Thanks for sharing all your talent and enthusiasm with the world!

  4. Kristin 31/07/2012 at 1:17 am | | Reply

    Awesome! Thanks for posting this….it put a big smile on my face all the way in San Clemente California!

  5. Mrs. Klein 31/07/2012 at 1:38 am | | Reply

    What fun! I’m impressed by how quickly your students put this together. That took some good cooperation AND collaboration. I will share your link on my blog so that my middle school students can enjoy it when we return to school in the fall. We are a parochial school north of Detroit, Michigan.

  6. Jarrod Lamshed 31/07/2012 at 1:46 am | | Reply

    Hey all. Will share this with my class this afternoon! We like to make videos in our class as well. We will let you know when we have some to share. Well done šŸ™‚

  7. Holly Clark 31/07/2012 at 2:10 am | | Reply

    Tell the kids… San Diego, CA is loving their video. Awesome!!

  8. Mr. Sheridan 31/07/2012 at 2:33 am | | Reply

    Wow…..looks great! Great to see the students enthused. I am a 6th grade teacher in Latham, NY (USA). Id love to keep in touch with you guys!


  9. Dean 31/07/2012 at 2:49 am | | Reply

    What a fantastic video and yes, it did make me smile. I would love to say that we need more teachers to stop telling kids to do their own work and this is proof of that!

  10. Marla Fernandez 31/07/2012 at 3:25 am | | Reply

    Just had our first day of school today and I just loved this!!! Please tell your students hello from imperial beach ca!

  11. Brenda Muench 31/07/2012 at 3:38 am | | Reply

    May I please borrow your entry title? I am a 1st – 3rd grade music teacher in Illinois, USA and I think “Teach Us, Myabe?” would be a great title for a total re-write of the lyrics with my music classes!

  12. Pam Thompson 31/07/2012 at 10:22 am | | Reply

    How very clever! I think this was awesome and I am definitely going to share it with my Year 6/7 class. You made me smile at the end of a pretty tiring day. Well done everyone! I’ll be back šŸ™‚

  13. mrsk 31/07/2012 at 10:39 am | | Reply

    I loved every minute of the video. I can’t wait to show my Year One class! They will be dancing and singing along too! Well done everyone. It was wonderful to see you all having such a great time.
    From Mrs. K at Craigburn Primary School

  14. tlpsart 31/07/2012 at 11:47 am | | Reply

    Hello Grade 6HU,
    I am impressed with your “Call Me Maybe” video. Congratulations on the great teamwork you showed and in in the way your movements were so coordinated.
    I will show my Grade 6 students your video when they come to Art next Monday. They are going to look at the paintings of Tom Roberts such as “Shearing the Rams”. You are lucky to have a Class Blog. I think that Blogging can provide wonderful learning experiences and make global connections. You might like to try some of the Art Games on our http://www.tlpsart.edublogs.org Visual Arts Blog.
    Very Best wishes for your next Class project,
    Yvonne Osborn, Visual Ars Specialist Teacher, Taylor’s Lakes Primary School, Melbourne, Australia.

  15. Tina Photakis 31/07/2012 at 2:41 pm | | Reply

    What a fantastic video! I loved it and can’t wait to share it with my Year 3/4 class – they will want to make a video too šŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing and keep dancing, I mean working šŸ˜‰

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  17. elizabethdn 18/09/2012 at 7:14 am | | Reply

    LOVE it! Gave me a smile at the end of a long school day here in Michigan in the US. Keep singing!

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