Let's Go Viral! Memes and Culture for Learning
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  • 1. Let’s Go Viral! Exploring Memes and Culture with Learners
  • 2. “Imita'on  is  not  just  the   sincerest  form  of  fla4ery  -­‐   it's  the  sincerest  form  of   learning.”     -­‐  George  Bernard  Shaw   sequoia tries to pop his finger like chips - _MG_2092 by sean dreilinger, Flickr
  • 3. What is a meme? "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” ~ Merriam-Webster Dictionary The Last Cult of England By francistoms, Flickr
  • 4. What is a meme? "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” ~ Merriam-Webster Dictionary It acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena. The Last Cult of England By francistoms, Flickr
  • 5. What is a meme? from the Greek word, mimeme, “to imitate” Coined by Richard Dawkins in 1975 "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” ~ Merriam-Webster Dictionary It acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena. The Last Cult of England By francistoms, Flickr Meme. (2013). In Wikipedia, Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Meme&oldid=579602404
  • 6. What is the learning value?
  • 7. I Speak Meme by Nina Jerončič http://bit.ly/ispeakmeme
  • 8. Can you name these memes? By Dan Nguyen, Flickr.com/photos/zokuga/5443393115/ Flash Attack By Yahoo, Flickr ROTFL “Did I do that?”
  • 9. Can you name these memes? Photo by Andrew Ferguson / Flickr
  • 10. Present Rules
  • 11. Introduce a Difficult Topic
  • 12. Teach Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
  • 13. Writing Prompts
  • 14. Blog Prompts
  • 15. Give Tips
  • 16. Spark Discussion/Icebreaker
  • 17. What People Think I Do/ What I Really Do…. ENGLISH  LANGUAGE  TEACHER   What my students think I do What parents think we can do What I think we do What society thinks we should do What we really do
  • 18. What People Think I Do/ What I Really Do…. STUDENT,  TEEN,  COLLEGE  STUDENTS,  FOOTBALL  PAYERS   What my teachers think I do What I think we do What my parents think I do What society thinks we should do What we really do
  • 19. Alessonplanaday.tumblr.com
  • 20. What kinds of videos tend to go viral?
  • 21. What kinds of videos tend to go viral?
  • 22. How to Make a Viral Video - Smash Mouth Parody
  • 23. Create a viral video
  • 24. Why do these things go viral? What does it say about society?
  • 25. KnowYourMeme.com
  • 26. Noslang.com
  • 27. Meme Face App on Google HangOuts Shortened from Greek word, mimeme, “to imitate” Coined by British evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins, in The Selfish Gene (1976)
  • 28. Imgur.com/memegen
  • 29. Memecenter.com/memebuilder
  • 30. Pic Collage IOS/Android App ©http://pic-collage.com/
  • 31. Image Chef IOS App ©https://itunes.apple.com/cn/app/imagechef/id330357169?l=en&mt=8
  • 32. ShellyTerrell.com Bit.ly/ELTLINKs