In an effort to help her students understand memes, and to contribute to SOARing behavior on campus, Mrs. Abell tasked her 5th graders with creating memes that promoted SOARing behavior.
SOAR is our campus behavior plan, students are:
have an Awesome Attitude
Respectful to themselves and others every day.
After listening to the phone message, Mrs. Abell's students were excited to accept the challenge.
Mrs. Abell knew she wanted to have her students work with memes to better understand them, and to help them understand humor; sarcasm; and the use of appropriate images and text. So she guided them into the idea of using memes as posters around campus by showing them examples of memes.
Because it is not a good idea for students to do google searches for memes on the World Wild Web, she found a selection of appropriate meme photos and placed them on Google Drive.
They worked in groups, which are set up as companies, to create and present 6 memes to the class for consideration for posting around campus.
Working on their iPads, the groups brainstormed clever sayings to promote SOARing behavior and that matched the assortment of meme photos they selected from Google Drive. They created their memes in Keynote, then presented their selection of 6 to the class.
Click here for the Rubric, which was for each group presentation. (rubric courtesy of Nancy Abell)