Why To Have Students Create Memes:
- Memes are fun for most students and can hook them into the content you are teaching. I often use memes as a pre-writing hook to get students thinking and talking about something they will write about soon.
- Memes take a lot of creativity and critical thinking. Students have to take a concept and distill it down to a few words that carry a lot of shared meaning.
How to Have Students Create Memes:
- Share a link to a meme generator like this one. (Check in advance that it is not blocked on your wifi)
- If you want to limit the meme options or if meme generators are blocked on your campus, create a "bank" of images for your students to use inside a google doc or slide and then have them copy/paste their selected image to their own google slide or google drawing. Then, have them use the tools in G Suite to add text, speech bubbles, etc.
How to Have Students Share Memes:
- I usually do meme lessons through collaborative slides where each student gets a slide to paste in their meme and write an explanation. Here is a blank template of what I share with students to assign each one a slide number. If you want to use it, click FILE --> MAKE A COPY.
- You could also have students submit memes through padlet or through an individual assignment in google classroom/canvas/other lms.