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Video lesson: Bohemian Rhapsody

Posted on: December 29, 2015

This is Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

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I enjoyed this retake by the Muppets.

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Then I learnt from the BBC that this month marked the song’s 40th anniversary.

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Instead of dwelling on how the song has endurance (it does) and how they do not make songs like this anymore (they cannot), I embed the three reinterpretations of the song and suggest what this might have to do with educational technology.

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Reinterpreting is not simply translating content with old strategies with new tools. It means that that same content and using strategies that leverage on the strengths of the tool.

The one song was reinterpreted to strings, a choir, and dance. They remain true to the core, but they are distinctly strings, a choir, and dance. Likewise a lesson is not transformed by the integration of technology is not a good use of that technology.

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