Tech Savvy Teachers’ Meme Gallery

Our first class opened with a chance to use AdobeSpark Post and create our first WordPress post. Students worked in small groups discussing their vision of the tech-savvy teacher. Then they were invited to turn those ideas into memes using AdobeSpark Post. The memes and an explanation anchored their first blog post. Both apps taught without much direct instruction.
See their full posts here.

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Sample post: Assignment 2

Note: This is an example of what your Assignment 2 post might look like.

I am more interested in you practicing your public domain search skills than working on an elaborate “activity.” I also want you to learn how to create a gallery in WordPress.

Visual Thinking Strategies Activity

My activity uses Visual Thinking Strategies.  In my public domain search I found three images all based on the idea of family. I would lead students in a “close reading” of the images in a whole class setting. My goal: to help students learn to use what they already know to figure out what they don’t.

Guiding questions:

  1. What’s going on in this picture?
  2. What do you see that makes you say that?
  3. What more can we find?

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Image sources:
The Family, a sculpture by Robert Thomas, in Cardiff

Sauk family of photographed by Frank Rinehart in 1899

Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman and her family