Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Boom De Ya Da

A couple of months ago I attended the Discovery Educator Network Midwest Regional Conference. Someone there shared the Boom De Ya Da Discovery Commercial (also known as "I Love the Mountains" Discovery Commercial). They also shared how classrooms were making their own Boom De Ya Da videos.
I thought this was a great project, so I decided to try it out with one of my grades. Fifth grade students wrote their own lyrics to the song. They were recorded singing their song. They then used a video camera to videotape themselves doing different actions that went along with their lyrics. Finally, they combined their song and their video using iMovie. This project was a collaboration of Music and Computer.
Here is the Discovery Commercial:

You may view their videos here:
Boom De Ya Da video