Soulja Boy for the homework set
For an end-of-school-year treat, check out this adorable video. It's called "Homework Boy!" -- a G-rated remake of the smash yet profane hit "Crank Dat (Soulja Boy)."
The video features students from Baltimore's Govans Elementary School, and it was made in collaboration with electronic media and culture students at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The Govans music teacher rewrote the lyrics of the song. The MICA students taught the Govans students multimedia skills: video recording and editing, sound recording and editing, lighting, set design and makeup, and narrative structure. The result, as MICA professor Jenna Frye put it, is "several minutes of happy, smiling children, extolling the value of doing your homework."