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Meme All About It!

Explore and create
Pre-registration required

Explore and create : BYOD

Tuesday, June 25, 1:45–2:45 pm
Location: 118A

Tana Ruder  
Memes are the 21st-century version of "a picture says 1,000 words." Explore how the nonverbal communication from memes can help with verbal communication skills. Build memes, examine rubrics and explore tools to use.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Professional developers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: google slides app
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Creativity and productivity tools
Grade level: 6-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This session will explore MEMES and how to integrate them into learning across many curriculum. Participants will be able not only be able to build MEMES with some everyday tools; but analyze them; have students analyze them, and then build their own with more depth. A picture will literally be worth 1000 "points" based on the work and its application at a rigorous level versus service level.


Opening Grounder Activity
*Using a collaborative shared slide, participants will add their all time favorite MEME to a slide. 5 minutes

* Using shoulder partners; they will apply the rubric given to analyze their favorite MEME listed. 10 minutes
* Open Discussion reporting their thoughts

10 Minutes: Participants will be given three choices to build their own MEME with a brief tutorial of each including pros/cons of each (2 of the 3 work on all devices)
Google Slides
Pic Collage

(There will be a collaborate sheet to make a list from the participants of all ways to make these to take home with them.) Five Minutes

Three Options to Response to an Activity with a MEME
A short passage from Innovator's Mindset
A math assignment
A piece of their own curriculum
They will then Build a MEME connected to it.

Reflection Options:
Upload photo to a FlipGrid and verbalize their reasoning.
Upload MEME to share collaborative Google Slide and using speaker notes to explain their reasoning.

Supporting research

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Tana Ruder, Wichita Public School

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