Purpose of Event: Provide students insight on media practices and the effect on the human body.
Suggested Grade Level: 9-12
Materials Needed: Internet: Using web tools
Description of Idea
The students job is to create a collage titled “Media Portrayal of Body Image” Examples of what students have done are located in the shared folder below.
You will use two Web 2.0 applications – Thinglink & befunky
Note: For Thinglink, for student to get a free account, they must sign up as a teacher. Canva.com is another site they could use too and you can link a URL with the picture.
Step #1: Collect images from the web showing the harmful influence of the media on people's body image.
Step #2: Go to: befunky.com (Links to an external site, opens new window.) [there are other free editors] and import images into app and create a unique collage. If you don’t like it, you can redo it as many times as you like until you get the best one.
Step #3: Go to thinglink.com (Links to an external site and opens new window.) Create a free account.
Step #4: Import your saved image from befunky
Step #5: Embed information into each image – Use at least 8 text links with URLs and at least 2 video links (YouTube, Vimeo, TeacherTube, Ted-ED, etc.), for a total of 10 links.
Examples of Student Collages (Drop box link, opens new window)