Ben Rimes
K-12 Educational Technology Coordinator

"What's Inside Me?" A Wired Magazine Feature

Project Published 9/28/11 Last updated on 2/28/20
This project is based around the "What's Inside?" regular feature in Wired magazine. Rather than explore the components and ingredients of a consumer goods or items that Wired explores (everything from kitty litter to Red Bull), this student project asks them to look inside themselves, and share what makes them unique. Students explore the character traits, flaws, hobbies, and habits that make them who they are, and present them along with an image of themselves using a design that they create, as a page that could go in the next issue of Wired. Elements of design, expository writing, and image manipulation are all a part of this design project.
  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

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Hilda Wehe

Posted on 10/10/11 8:15:41 PM Permalink

This is a very cool idea and seems that it would get students to involved on several levels.

Ben Rimes

Posted on 10/1/11 6:31:49 PM Permalink

Can't wait to see your version Jessica! I think I like your title a bit more too. For me the big part of the assignment is the ability of the creator to explore with short pieces of narrative text; it took almost more work for me to do that than writing up a typical 5 paragraph paper.

Jessica Conner

Posted on 10/1/11 5:06:10 PM Permalink

Good idea! I always read the "What's Inside" article. Its also a good opportunity for the students to model layout, typography, and photography. I do something similar I call, "Featuring Me"- I'll post it later.

Ben Rimes

Posted on 9/29/11 11:09:18 AM Permalink

 @Kristine Let me know how it goes, I would love to see the results! @Jim Anything I can do to bring ds106 to the masses makes me happy :)

Kristine Kopelke

Posted on 9/29/11 4:48:30 AM Permalink

This is a cool idea. I'm going to try it with some of the teachers and students I work with.

Jim Groom

Posted on 9/28/11 12:50:12 AM Permalink

This is a classic Ben, and I love that you subitted it. I even logged in to rate this :)