Teachable Moments: Memes
What's your favorite meme? How might you teach with it?
An Internet meme is an idea, style or action which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet, as with imitating the concept.Some notable examples include: posting a photo of people in public places lying down planking, or uploading a short video of people dancing to the Harlem Shake.
An interesting compendium of all internet memes ever is available here: http://knowyourmeme.com/
Many internet memes are nothing more than an interesting or funny digital image that has been edited in Photoshop using layers. There are plenty of examples of digital image memes all over the internet, many of which make great classroom projects.
If you’re interested in exploring how other educators are using memes in the classroom, check out this great introduction, which includes a number of links to other sites with more information: ERMAHGERD Memes in the Classroom!