Using Memes to teach about Digital Citizenship
Hook: Using the slideshow provided, show students pictures of common meme characters and ask them where they have seen them before and in what context.
Introduce the essential questions: what is a meme and why is it a good way to communicate an idea? Mark down student responses and come up with an definition as a group.
Introduce the student activity.
(Detailed instructional notes on the Presentation attached)
Create a meme that conveys an important message about digital citizenship. Use Microsoft Word and the skills that you learned during our unit of study. Memes should:
- be one full page, no more
- be humorous
- convey an important message relating to your topic
- be created in MS Word
2 Check for understanding/closure
Encourage students to post their memes on the Google Classroom feed, view their classmates work, and provide positive feedback through the comments.
Post your work on Google Classroom's Feed to share it with your classmates. If you wish, you can comment on another student's work to provide positive feedback.
Key Standards Supported
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.