- Stephen Stifano
- Foster, RI
- United States
Let's follow my students lead, who changed my "make a viral video" assignment into a movement against Breast Cancer this Friday. MakeItPink.
I challenged my students to work together, as a class, to create a viral video. I told them that If they get 1,000,000 views on their video, I'd give the entire class an A+ on the assignment.
After viewing Kevin Allocca's TED talk on Viral Videos, the students blew me away: They skipped the cats, double rainbows, and horrific pratfalls to build a MOVEMENT to remind people that Breast Cancer isn't a "one month a year" problem. It's called MAKE IT PINK, and that's their call to action - on April 27th, Make Your Campus/Home/Office/Attire/etc. pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. You can see their work, and their video, at their site: http://www.makeitpink.org
A) Can we get behind them for Friday, 4/27?
B) Can we use Social Media to improve educational assignments to get students doing these kinds of things in the future?
C) Can we make this ASSIGNMENT even better? What's a better metric for web success than views/hits/likes/etc.