Meet Scot Pankey, a theater arts teacher who has come up with a novel lesson plan: Learning can be fun.
As part of a class assignment, Pankey led his students in a choreographed dance to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. The dance, which was filmed by students, was completed in a single take.
“We are a project-based school… and that means you give the students a project, put them in teams, and they have to come up with solutions.” said Pankey of A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas. “They had three weeks to work on it, then present as a group what they learned.”
Since being posted on YouTube and to Pankey’s Facebook page, the video has been viewed more than 334,000 times.
One YouTube user commented, “I want to go back to school! Where were these kind of teachers when I was in school?!?”
“So proud of my kids,” Pankey wrote on Facebook. “This is a great example of how a bunch of technology students dropped their fears, trusted their teacher and got down to
- Mia Fitzharris | Trending Now – Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Meet Scot Pankey, a theater arts teacher who has come up with a novel lesson plan: Learning can be fun.Read More »from Teacher and students create incredible ‘Uptown Funk’ video
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Mon, Jan 26, 2015
What happens when a dog and a seal meet? A whole lot of cuteness.Read More »from Seal and dog meet for the first time and it’s adorable
In a new viral video, a friendly seal meets a yellow lab on the beach for the first time, and it is an instant friendship. The seal just can't stop cuddling with his newfound friend!
YouTube user Elise Frebourg captured the sweet moment, and it has been viewed over 146,000 times since it was posted on Jan. 16.
Commenters love the pair:
Petar Karabatić wrote, “Oh my god, this is too cute Janis Cortese commented, “We always knew seals were Dog-Mermaids, now we have proof.”
And dnamy wrote, “like the little mermaid but with dogs”
We hope this seal and dog will meet again soon!
- Mia Fitzharris | Trending Now – Mon, Jan 26, 2015
With a historic snowstorm targeting much of the Northeast, it makes sense that the white stuff is the star of our story today. The Bartz brothers from New Brighton, Minn., have been wowing the Web with photos of their epic front-yard snow creations for some time now. There was the shark … the walrus … the puffer fish … and now they may have outdone themselves: Behold their gigantic sea turtle:Read More »from Minnesota brothers are back with incredible snow sculpture
You have probably picked up on their under-the-sea theme. The three Bartz boys, who range in age from 16 to 20, released this video on their YouTube page showing the progression of the sea turtle build from start to finish — it took about 300 hours. The final structure stands 12 feet tall, 37 feet long, and 31 feet wide. According to Austin Bartz, they are pretty pleased with the outcome: “The turtle is our favorite; there was a lot of detail to be done, and it turned out better than we expected in the end.” Hey, Frosty, you have nothing on these guys!
So, you made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape, and you have already given up on it? This is an all-too-familiar story. We found a video that might just give you the motivational boost you need. Check out 23-year-old Brendan from Australia. He not only runs on the treadmill, but also he simultaneously drums to the beat of Metallica’s classic “Enter Sandman” without missing a beat.Read More »from Prepare to feel lazy: This man runs on a treadmill while drumming Metallica song
Brendan describes himself as an obsessed marathon runner and out-of-work drummer. He says he’s not particularly good at either but that combining the two makes for a good laugh. Since 2013, he has uploaded six videos of himself treadmill drumming to some of his favorite tunes, including “Bring Me to Life” by Evanescence and “Break Me Shake Me” by Savage Garden. He recently sold his treadmill, but since his YouTube channel has seen a boost in treadmill-drumming interest lately, Brendan says he may pick up another treadmill so that he can continue to give his fans what they want.
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Fri, Jan 23, 2015
Ever wonder what happens when you mix rock climbing and ballet? Well, wonder no more.Read More »from Dancers perform spectacular aerial dance on the side of a cliff
Dancers Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber of the Bandaloop dance troupe donned climbing gear to perform a beautiful routine on the face of a cliff.
The pair secured themselves to the Red Rock Beach cliffs in Northern California to dance this gravity-defying routine.
This isn’t the first time the duo has performed an aerial dance. Back in August, the two danced on the facade of the City Hall building in Oakland.
Bandaloop specializes in this form of vertical dance, and we can’t wait to see where this brave pair performs next!
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