Creative Makes

These tasks will model experimentation and playing with digital tools and resources that relate to teaching and learning topics. Creative Makes will be self-selected based on individual interests, passions and inquiry. Creative Makes can relate to this course or another course you are taking, and are open-ended for content or focus. Consider writing a short (2 paragraph) reflection to record the Creative Make, outlining how this creative make connects to the critical digital literacies explored in this course and how they impact your fluencies using these digital technologies.

SOME SUGGESTED Creative Makes to model proficiency and problem solving. This list is not exhaustive, so if you’d like to try something for this course that is not listed here, please tinker and try, but also talk with your instructor.

  • Make a meme poster for a topic in this course e.g. using Meme Generator
  • Make a ‘gif’ e.g. Giphy, 7 Free online gif maker tools
  • Create a word cloud image e.g. Wordle, Word it Out or Word Art
  • Create a comic or animated avatar image to represent you e.g. using Bitmoji or other avatar generator
  • Make an infographic for an educational topic you’ll use in your teaching, using Canva (4-5 elements included).
  • Make a ThingLink image with 4-5 embedded hyperlinks.
  • Create a sketchnote using any of the options from the course site – can be paper/marker or digital tools [Laura Wheeler’s blog post is worth a look.]
  • Make an audio recording using your own voice e.g. GarageBand, Audacity; online tools such as Zencastr, or Voice Recorder; or mobile tools such as VoiceRecorder or iTalk (iOS only)
  • Make a poster using an online tool or resource e.g. Canva, Google Draw.
  • Try Quick, Draw! with Google – does not save, so take screen snapshots to record your contribution to the collection
  • Complete a series of tweets using Twitter – relevant for this or other courses / classes – collect these as screen shots and post onto your blog; use the course hashtag to add these to the collection for others #EDUC3910cdl
  • Create an assessment of a teaching topic with 4-5 simple questions using Google Forms, Kahoot, or Mentimeter.
  • Make a mind map with 4-5 ideas or concepts e.g. Mindomo (see the Toolbox for additional links and video resources)
  • Make a digital bulletin board of 4-5 ideas or images e.g. Padlet (see the Padlet resource page on this course site)
  • Make a YouTube collection (create a channel and a playlist) of 4-5 relevant videos – either embedded the playlist into a blog post OR embed a series of videos in a blog post.
  • Make a curated collection with 4-5 related resources you can use in teaching e.g. Pinterest, LiveBinder.

Best Practice – remember to follow copyright, fair use, and Creative Commons rules. Learn more about how to attribute using Creative Commons licenses from this wiki site that outlines the basics.