Make digital citizenship fun with this hands-on activity.
There are so many free web tools out there that make presenting information fun and engaging for students. In this 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver, SimpleK12’s Teacher Learning Community presenter Kim Munoz explains how you can use PicMonkey for a fun hands-on activity related to digital citizenship.
In the brief video above, Kim outlines how to use PicMonkey to edit digital student work and apply copyright icons directly to the photos or graphics themselves. This brings up a wonderful opportunity to discuss copyright laws and best practices with students.
This is just one way I see using this free photo editing tool in the classroom.
You could also use PicMonkey to create the following:
- Student work collages – Have students create collages to share as a recap at the end of the school year.
- Postcards – Students can depict a location from a novel or a place they’d like to visit one day.
- Decorations – Put up famous quotations around the room to inspire students (and yourself!) throughout the day.
- Memes – Insert captions on photos commenting on current events or political topics.
- Photo timelines – Photographs can go a long way in helping students tell a story. Learn more here.
- Digital posters – Spice up any student project with a poster or infographic.
- School event invites – One benefit to making your invite online is it’s easy to share a digital version. This means you’ll save a bundle on printing costs.
These are just a few ideas that came to mind when I was playing with this fun tool. Check it out and let me know what you can add to the list, then leave me a comment on this article.
About Our A Hands-On Activity to Teach Digital Citizenship Presenter
Kim Munoz is an Instructional Technologist for Franklin ISD and a former Bryan ISD middle school technology teacher with over 16 years of teaching experience. She has conducted well over 50 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Kim.