(10/09/13) - In high school hallways, noise is inevitable. Most teachers will tell you silencing students is nearly impossible.
But in Brittany Adams classroom, sound is not an option. Adams is a Sign Language teacher.
On this Wednesday, there's absolutely no talking - the lesson is strictly in sign - but there is a lot of noise emanating from her students' most recent endeavors.
They made a flash mob music video. It's one of many now on YouTube, but it might be one of the first in sign language.
"When you see flash mob, that's one thing, but then when you see it in sign language, a whole cafeteria of people doing it, it seems different," said Justin McCory, filmmaker.
Coordinated by Adams and played out by her students, it started out as a lesson but is quickly becoming a YouTube sensation. The video was shot on Friday, edited by McCory over the weekend and posted less than 48 hours ago.
As the views continue to grow, Adams wants the music video to create a lot of noise about the power of learning and communication.
10:01:05 "It enhances their learning but also brings music to deaf people, it brings the language to hearing people," she said. "It's an awesome feeling when there's a communication between two people who don't know each other who have been oppressed and the kids are learning it and they get to show everyone and I think it's sparked a little fire here at East."
If you'd like to see the video, click HERE.
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