Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Memes in the Classroom

Memes are one of those side effects of the digital age that you either love or hate- mostly dependent upon how you connect with the meme's content.  It's likely that your students spend a good bit of time browsing the web looking for memes that are relevant and funny to them.

Here's a quick and fun activity that capitalizes on their love for a well-written meme.  We figure if you can't beat 'em, you may as well beat 'em at their game!

The following memes are student created (sixth graders) after learning vocabulary from our Ancient Rome unit.  Students used a variety of apps to create the following memes including PicCollage, Sketchbook, and Keynote. Creativity was left to them, but they had to use a vocabulary word in such a way that demonstrated their understanding of the term.  

Think about your subject area(s) and/or content.  How can you use memes in the classroom with your students?  Be sure to post student work around the classroom!  Have a classroom Twitter account or student blogs? Share them out with the world!


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