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benjybars
02-09-2015, 10:53 PM
Evenin'

Could do with a bit of help. I'm a primary school teacher and I'm gonna do my class assembly all about technology in general and the internet in particular. In order to pad the assembly out a bit (and to please the parents) I want to fit in at least one song. So yeah, any suggestions?? Needs to be suitable for a primary school environment!

Any ideas hugely appreciated :)

luka
02-09-2015, 11:25 PM
https://youtu.be/MnpuNOEDc3c

Play the Free App of the Day
"Dot Com"

[VRS1:]
Ooh, I love the way you dirty type
I can take you home on escape
Ooh, I need your backspace in my life
Thank God you don稚 have a flat screen

[VAMP:]
Please, baby I got to see you
And I really wanna please you
So get on my laptop so I can download

[HOOK:]
Online, I love the way you log on
We can do it all night
I値l make you dot com

Baby, if you sign on
I'ma make you light up
Ooh, Baby, if you log on
I値l make you dot com

[VRS2:]
I wanted to link up with you, baby at first sight
With you I get to use my f keys
I can稚 wait to give you mega bytes
I got all the memory you値l need
Let my fingers do the talking

[VAMP:]
Please, baby I got to see you
And I really wanna please you
So get on my laptop so I can download

[HOOK:]
Online, I love the way you log on
We can do it all night
I値l make you dot com

Baby, if you sign on
I'ma make you light up
Ooh, Baby, if you log on
I値l make you dot com

[BRIDGE:]
Ooh, baby you want this I know
I can稚 wait to give you my hard drive
My moonlight
If It痴 alright, baby

I知 always at your window
Ready to shift and control you
If you want me to
Say yes, baby
Say yes, baby
Say yes, baby
Say yes, baby
Got to say, ooh

Say yes, baby
Say yes, baby
You got to say yes,
Yes

[VAMP:]
Please, baby I got to see you
And I really wanna please you
So get on me baby, get up on me, oh

[HOOK:]
Online, I love the way you log on
We can do it all night
I値l make you dot com

Baby, if you sign on
I'ma make you light up
Ooh, Baby, if you log on
I値l make you dot com

Leo
02-09-2015, 11:29 PM
this one certainly illustrates how quickly technology moves...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwuy4hHO3YQ

CrowleyHead
03-09-2015, 01:04 AM
The Kate Bush one. Make sure to show the depressing video so you get one kid crying. Kids crying will scare most the parents, but endear you to like, three or four hardnosed dads.

trza
03-09-2015, 02:53 AM
trick daddy really made waves with his nineties album www.thug.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-hh80pAIE

Glacial 718
03-09-2015, 04:37 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=corY-FZAZog
+

rubberdingyrapids
03-09-2015, 09:27 AM
the lil b one is a good one. id go with that.

sufi
03-09-2015, 10:44 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsXcocZXGsA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf1_plaYD4o

(i leave it to your discretion whether these are suitable for assembly)

crofton
03-09-2015, 12:19 PM
Busy Signal #Textmessage sadly might not pass the parental advisory test but would surely prove popular.

woops
03-09-2015, 02:29 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYnBJ2rZN3k

nomos
03-09-2015, 03:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GREqb-hubD0

tablet, sci-fi, a fast connection, unlimited wi-fi, jet ski, armbands, hair gel, sun tan, email, online, surf the web in record time, air tank, boat ride, wet suit, low tide, tablet, sci-fi, a fast connection, unlimited wi-fi, jet ski, armbands, hair gel, sun tan, email, online, surf the web in record time, air tank, boat ride, wet suit, low tide, tablet, sci-fi, a fast connection, unlimited wi-fi, jet ski, armbands, hair gel, sun tan, email, online, surfair tank, boat ride, wet suit, low tide, tablet, sci-fi, a fast connection, unlimited wi-fi, jet ski, armbands, hair gel, sun tan, email, online, surf the web in record time, air tank, boat ride, wet suit, low tide, tablet, sci-fi, a fast connection, unlimited wi-fi, jet ski, armbands, hair gel, sun tan, email, online, surf the web in record time

nomos
03-09-2015, 04:44 PM
Possibly more helpful...
http://www.idolator.com/5259602/idolators-top-12-pop-songs-about-the-internet
http://flavorwire.com/129972/10-songs-about-social-media

And of course The Facebook Skank

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYTOJ9DffTY

benjybars
03-09-2015, 06:45 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions! All massively inappropriate but appreciate the input :)

I thought I'd found the perfect song but then it goes and includes the lyric "god kills a kitten every time he sees you masturbate"... bit early in the term for that I reckon..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi8VTeDHjcM

benjybars
04-09-2015, 06:35 PM
UPDATE - had a breakthrough today! Realised that the best segue-way into doing a song in an assembly about the internet is to talk about the way the internet has changed music consumption, youtube, spotify, downloads etc.. then that way I can legitimately use pretty much any popular song from the last couple of years. :)

I need something with a general "you're amazing and have inner strength and can do anything with your life if you put your mind to it" kind of vibe..

Thinking maybe Rihanna - Diamonds?
Any other suggestions

trza
05-09-2015, 02:38 AM
Okay a couple days late and I tried to remember the 2-step garage song with the word "logon" then I found the song and I can't tell if its about the internet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Apr_5x-eY

CrowleyHead
05-09-2015, 02:55 AM
UPDATE - had a breakthrough today! Realised that the best segue-way into doing a song in an assembly about the internet is to talk about the way the internet has changed music consumption, youtube, spotify, downloads etc.. then that way I can legitimately use pretty much any popular song from the last couple of years. :)

I need something with a general "you're amazing and have inner strength and can do anything with your life if you put your mind to it" kind of vibe..

Thinking maybe Rihanna - Diamonds?
Any other suggestions

Do the goofy Katy Perry "Roar" song I guess, or one of these Jess Glynne pop songs if ya wanna be semi-nuumy.

benjybars
05-09-2015, 08:48 AM
Do the goofy Katy Perry "Roar" song I guess, or one of these Jess Glynne pop songs if ya wanna be semi-nuumy.

I just cannot bring myself to use a Katy Perry song in one of my assemblies.

Jess Glynne is a good call though.

This could definitely work (although in YouTube terms it hasn't had THAT many views.. and I did use it as backing track in my last assembly but that's less of a problem)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-M1AtrxztU

Also, did you know that Gangnam Style is the most viewed YouTube video and has DOUBLE the number of views as the video in 2nd place?!

sadmanbarty
05-09-2015, 09:13 AM
Okay a couple days late and I tried to remember the 2-step garage song with the word "logon" then I found the song and I can't tell if its about the internet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Apr_5x-eY


It's about replicating the following dance to beat up homosexuals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz8WydzXePI

nomos
07-09-2015, 06:13 PM
I need something with a general "you're amazing and have inner strength and can do anything with your life if you put your mind to it" kind of vibe..

KP 'Firework' does this in spades

https://youtu.be/QGJuMBdaqIw

Jess Glynne 'Don't Be So Hard on Yourself Though'

https://youtu.be/THeLVhU53ow

nomos
07-09-2015, 06:16 PM
I just cannot bring myself to use a Katy Perry song in one of my assemblies.

...


Katy Perry 'Firework' (http://thequietus.com/articles/15896-guilt-free-pleasures-songs-list)
(2010)

I know you, she tells us. You feel downtrodden and overlooked, but one day and soon you're going to shine. In other hands, this soaring, precision-tooled uplift could be cynical, trite, cloying, condescending. But from Perry, I buy it. She may be a rich and beautiful global megastar, but she has a knack for making it seem like she's one of us one of the ugly, the unsure and the completely invisible. Maybe it's because she's unafraid to appear foolish, or the fact that her voice isn't the strongest. Take, for example, the live version from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Much as its lingerie cheesecake presentation is uncomfortable (both politically and, it appears, physically), this is a stunning performance. Perry's voice is just gorgeous here - raw and powerful, lacking the flattering tweaks and glossy sheen of the record. Yes, she struggles to reach the high notes. And some of the low ones. But that just reinforces the lyric. She's not an impossibly perfect vocalist la Aguilera or Beyonc. She's talented, but not divine. She's successful, but flawed. She's us. I believe her. And if that belief is strong enough, then maybe one day fireworks will fly out of my tits, too. Matt Evans

griftert
11-09-2015, 02:22 PM
Weirdly love Katy Perry and Jess Glynn. A few years ago I would have rather shot myself in the foot than listened to either of them, so that's the power of the internet I guess.

benjybars
11-09-2015, 09:26 PM
Had a first run through of Rather Be with my class today.

The music teacher in my school is great and she did some mad arrangements with the song.. loads of different harmonies and stuff. Sounded so sick! Will try and get of a recording of it.

benjybars
18-09-2015, 10:04 PM
The assembly was a big success :)

trza
18-09-2015, 10:59 PM
I don't get it, what kind of "assembly" was this?

benjybars
20-09-2015, 05:51 PM
So in the school where I work (very middle-class state primary school in an affluent part of North London) each class has to do two assemblies a year. But unlike most schools, where assemblies are low-key affairs and consist of the children mumbling something about what they've been studying in class, assemblies in my school are a BIG deal (all parents and grandparents attending), and you're seen as something of a failure if you don't put on a full-scale Chekhov production in the original Russian. I'm as much to blame for this as anyone, as I put in far too much work and energy into my assemblies, thus ensuring that the rest of the staff feel they have put on something equally ambitious..

Anyway the topic I chose for this assembly (and it really is the teacher's choice - you can do anything you want. It's basically your opportunity as a class teacher to present your creative vision to the school!) was the internet. And it was sick.

rubberdingyrapids
22-09-2015, 03:28 PM
i hope you dont use phrases like 'that was so sick' in class.

seriously, the assembly sounds good. i do sometimes wonder what would have happened if i did the pgce....

benjybars
24-09-2015, 04:26 PM
i hope you dont use phrases like 'that was so sick' in class.

seriously, the assembly sounds good. i do sometimes wonder what would have happened if i did the pgce....

ha.. i did get pulled up a bit for my speech in my training year.. not always talking proper..

i would fully recommend doing the training if you're considering it.