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This was originally posted as a blog for Making Learning Connected 2014, otherwise known as CLMOOC. These reflections and connections come from the second week's Make Cycle focused on Memes! led by Kim Jaxon, Jarret Krone, and Peter Kittle of the Northern California Writing Project. A hearty and heartfelt thank you to everyone in the #clmooc community for your enthusiastic, thoughtful,...
Many of the young writers I work with have trouble crystallizing their character's main desire, secret, fear, or conflict, and how that connects to their play or story at large. This new activity I cooked up uses the structure of memes to help writers begin to hone in on that concept. Early next week I'll be posting Meme-Inspired Writing Activities Part II on my blog, where I'll share the other...
Keywords: clmooc, Meme, comic, reflection
Raise your hand if you know the reference to this meme? As part of our exploration of memes as cultural currency with the Making Learning Connected MOOC, I decided to use this particular meme and deconstruct it a bit. And I decided to do it in comic form. Check out how Google Trends followed the "more cowbell" concept over time: And also, where the phrase has cache, globally (almost entirely in...
Our recent unit analyzing the 15th century French “Tres Riches Heures” not only focused upon analyzing the subtext of the images but also hinted at the tenets of Design Theory and the creation of meaning by means of student memes that combined historical images with modern text. Shown above is a student product whose annotations reveal this combination. Students engaged in a lively discussion...
The original posting and images can be viewed at http://dave-baroody.tumblr.com/post/61877684662/medieval-memes-the-subtext-behind-images-of-life-in MEDIEVAL MEMES- THE SUBTEXT BEHIND IMAGES OF LIFE IN ‘TRES RICHES HEURES’ The inspiration for this lesson came from a twitter posting by @KQEDedspace this past Wednesday. In that post, author Matthew Williams lays out a brief history of memes,...