Here’s the flow of our first class – a chance to get to know more about the course and try our hand at our first two tech tools.
- This our first class … so … some intro activities.
- Peter will offer a quick demo of AdobeSpark Post – a great tool for creating striking title slides with public domain content. See video below for more.
- Students will get a quick overview of WordPress and be pointed to our YouTube playlist.
- Next, students will work in small groups discussing their vision of the tech-savvy teacher. They will be invited to turn those ideas into memes using AdobeSpark Post
- While students are working, Peter will get each student logged into our WordPress account.
- We’ll have a meme smackdown and reflect on the activity and how the classroom workflow was designed and managed.
Assignment 1 / Completed Work
Task 1: For your first blog post write an elaboration / explanation of your meme. The post is due by midnight Sunday Jan 21.
Students should be sure their post includes a featured image (meme) made using AdobeSpark. Use your meme from class or make a new one.
Here’s some post prompts – feel free to use one or more for inspiration.
How the meme reflects …
- What you’ve learned about edtech in the classroom.
- The challenges or opportunities of edtech.
- Where do I want to be in my use of edtech tools in 3 years.
Task 2: Before our 1/24 class, comment on at least 2 student posts. It’s a conversation, not simply a … “nice job.”
Image credit: Adobe Spark