Think - Pair - Make - Share
One of the low-stakes points of entry I use to get students to start thinking about how the visual works, is to do a T/P/M/S activity. I have them think about a reading or discussion, identify two key take-aways (and write them down), pair up to discuss their take aways, use Adobe Spark Post to create social media friendly images that convey their take-away, then they share them with the class. The image creations, then, serve as the catalyst for class discussions.
Today's T/P/M/S Challenge
You will need: computer (with internet access) or a phone (with Adobe Spark App downloaded). (Oh, and pen/paper could be useful, but not required).
- Thinking back on Jay Coles' Keynote this morning, write down two take-aways (i.e., two things that stuck with you, spoke to you, or stung you in some meaningful way.) (1-min activity)
- Partner up and share your take-aways (and thoughts on them) (2-min activity)
- Go to spark.adobe.com, log in, and wait for further instruction (i.e., I will guide you through a few basic Spark Post steps). (3-5 minutes)
- Create a Spark Post (starting from scratch) that communicates (in some meaningful capacity) your take-away. (5-7 minutes)
- Send a link to your creation to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Discussion and Strategies (5-7 minutes)
Spark Page Creation: Digital Writing Assignment
Create a spark page (from scratch) that serves as an assignment handout for students.
- Title, subtitle, opening image
- Introduction (general overview)
- Description & Outcomes
- Purpose & Audience
- Assignment Guidelines (requirements, due dates, etc.)
- Deliverables (and/or instructions for turning things in)
- Evaluation (value, process, etc.)
Sample Assignment Creation (My first Spark Assignment Handout Creation for my Digital Monumentality Course)