Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer

YouTube and iTunes fame paying off for Alabama family

The news article, “Internet Meme Turns Headline into iTunes Hit” shares the inspiring story of crime victims turned empowered entrepreneurs in Alabama. Antoine Dodson’s angry rant to reporters following the attempted rape of a family member in his home went viral on YouTube, and he recorded a song about the incident which is now being purchased by thousands on iTunes. He hopes their family will move out of “the projects” soon with the extra funds. An inspiring tale well worth reading and sharing.

All of us are a YouTube post away from national media attention. Are your students equipped to make ethical choices with the power at their fingertips in our “publish at will” era? Remember to make discussions about digital citizenship a regular part of your curriculum this year. This would be a good story to share and discuss together.…

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