Memes in the Classroom

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Can creating a meme be used as a tool in the classroom?

So, for a short time today, we created memes using meme generator which was super fun!!  So, maybe you’re thinking, why create a meme.  The idea is to see if creating memes can make our some of our blog posts more accessible to people who don’t want to, or don’t have the time to sit and read the whole thing. It was actually a little harder than I thought it would be.  We chose a line from someone else’s blog post on our site that especially stood out to us, and then created a meme that captured the essence of the line.

It was hard because it had to be one line that summarized the idea, in a different tone.  It got me thinking that it could be useful in an English class, a math class,or even in the first weeks of school.

Here’s an example of what we did. I’m going to have my husband choose a line from my blog, and create a meme from it.  I don’t want to show you mine, because you will get to see those later in our youtube show!

The line he chose:

I felt really satisfied when I figured out how to embed a Facebook post into WordPress.  (I basically just watched the youtube video, and copied what they did.) Here’s a link to the youtube video in case your interested 🙂

Meme: image

And then he got seriously carried away.  In fact, he is still making them as I write this.  I’m glad he’s having fun!

I got this list of ideas of how to incorporate memes into the classroom from a site called “Simple Tech Training for Today’s teachers”

 

A few possible ideas:

  • History – a quote that summarizes the mindset of the people in a given era
  • Literature – a single line that captures the essence of the book or character
  • Language – a proverb that gives insight into the people’s thought process
  • Science – wordplay that shows understanding of how a process works
  • Math – a punny meme

 

I would love to hear your ideas on how to incorporate this into the classroom!

 

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