Students Sharing What They Know Through Memes, Infographics, and Posters
Memes are eye-catching photos with words. Students LOVE memes, and it’s a great way to get them engaged. Plus, most students already know how to make memes.
- Classroom Rules- Have students write your classroom rules then create memes for each of the rules.
- Vocabulary- have students define a word with an eye-catching graphic
- Literature- create memes to emphasize plot points, describe characters, share a favorite quote, etc.
- English- create memes to explain figurative language or use of proper grammar
- Math- create memes to explain a math problem or use humor to point out common mistakes
- History- make memes to describe an event in history
- Character-have students make memes of proverbs, motivational quotes, etc. (Check out values.com for ideas and to have students make their own)
- Teachers can create memes and use them as an anticipatory activity to catch students attention and begin a discussion
- Use memes as writing prompts
- Science- create safety posters or fact sheets
Most meme generators are easy and straightforward to use. Choose a photo (this is a good place for discussion about copyright laws if students are using photos they’ve taken), enter text, download the picture. **You do want to be careful which meme generator you choose. Non-educational memes can sometimes be negative or inappropriate. So, be sure to try to meme generator out first, to see what kind of memes show up on the homepage.
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