Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obamicon.Me – A Bit of Post-Election Fun for Innovative Educators and Students

Just when I thought I was done posting ideas about the Inauguration I come across Obamicon.Me thanks to my wonderful Facebook network which continues to turn me onto great educational resources, ideas, and information.

From the website:

“The longest election season in memory is now over, and we wanted to help you unwind and express yourself as we head into the new era.

Make your own "Obamicon" — your image in a style inspired by Shepard Fairey's iconic poster. Regardless of your candidate of choice in the 2008 election, here's your chance to sound-off.

Take your picture with a webcam or upload a photo, choose your own message, and submit to the gallery.”

Innovative educators will need little help in coming up with ideas about how to use this site.

Here are a few of mine.

  • Have students make an Obamicon of themselves.
  • Have students make an Obamicon of their mentor.
  • Have students make an Obamicon of who they would like to see as president in the future.

Use the comment function to provide an explanation. Invite students to view, rate, and comment on one another’s Obamicons. Post these on classroom walls or school bulletin boards.

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