By Ian Hanigan
Well, Super Bowl XLVIII wasn’t exactly what we expected, but we’ll spare you our in-depth football analysis. We will say that we liked some of the commercials, and one in particular caught our eye.
If you’re among those who hadn’t switched over to the more-competitive Puppy Bowl by the fourth quarter, you may have seen the one-minute spot for Microsoft that showed how innovative technologies are being used to empower users and overcome barriers. That inspiring ad, which we’ve posted above, happened to include brief cameos by Plaza Vista School students in Scott Bedley’s fifth-grade classroom.
At about the 20-second mark, three P.V. students can be seen looking at a computer, and about five seconds later, Bedley’s class is shown waving and saying “Hi!” to children from another part of the world. We’re not sure how many were watching at that moment, but the big game generally draws some 100 million viewers from nearly 200 countries.
So how did Irvine students end up in a Super Bowl ad?
The Plaza Vista portion of the commercial was actually filmed on Jan. 15 after the director spotted an intriguing Twitter comment from Bedley, who has been a local trailblazer in the …read more
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