Wednesday, February 8, 2012

HEY, YA WRITERS--CHECK IT OUT: HIGH SCHOOL LIP DUBS PROLIFERATE & GO VIRAL

Did you know that High School students across the country are creating lip dubs, showing off their amazing talents and school pride?




PVHS Lip Dub Open House 2012 - Check it Out

Above is my kids' High School, Palos Verdes High School in Palos Verdes, CA

This video was written, organized, filmed, etc. by high school students, including the amazing camera-work.

As writers for these high schoolers, you need to keep up with what teens are doing, viewing, living, thinking. 

Yes, we adults all know about facebook, twitter, pininterest and blogs, but that is also where we adults are. Teens find a way to get away from us by video-chatting, face-timing, excessive texting, FML, the list goes on and on. 

You want to write authentic teen books that are not set in the 1980's (because that is when you were a teen and you don't want to be encumbered by current teen technology/attitudes/way of life), make sure you know how today's teens are living/feeling/thinking.

8 comments:

  1. Absolutely terrific marketing for the school - done by the kids. I'm passing it along to other schools.

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  2. it is awesome. But then there is the whole 'don't include too much or it will date your book' Catch 22! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. some hot teens in there - wait did I just say that? Im sick. :)

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  4. Neat! My hubby teaches high school and they tell him Twitter is for adults. They like Facebook where they can post pics and videos.

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  5. That's why we teachers have our fingers on the pulse of the teenage consciousness. And for the record, my school has not done--and perhaps will never even think of doing--anything like this. Props to your son's school for doing it. School pride rocks as much as the video. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. My students say the same thing about Twitter...it's for adults and celebrities, not for them.

    I love this video! My school has some amazing videos coming out as well. It's so cool what they can put together!

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  7. Did you see all those kids??? That was an organizational feat with extraordinary energy & direction. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I've seen a few videos like these and I'm always so impressed. They did a great job!

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