However, today is their last day, and I decided we would step back from learning lots of tech stuff and look at some of the larger ideas surrounding the implementation of edtech in schools. So, I linked a recent post from Tom Whitby titled "The Myth of Innovation in Education" onto the class website and had my students read it. I then pulled out relevant quotes from the article for discussion and, after our class discussion, had them write a post on their blogs we created during the week regarding their feelings on the main idea of the article.
But first they made a meme about what they felt was the main idea of the article, just as a visual summary. Then they put that image in their blog posts as well. Below are a few of their memes which they graciously allowed me to share with you.
I want to thank this particular cohort of students for sticking with me all week, especially after having that fire hose turned on them full force for 5 days. I also want to thank Tom Whitby for providing a great piece for discussion today, which turned into a nice lesson for my students regarding using technology to get kids thinking and summarizing. If anyone has any other ideas for using memes in the classroom, please feel free to fire away in the comments!