The crafting of digital media has never been so accessible to everyone. With only an iPhone and wifi, I’ve been taking videos of the flooding around my house, keeping family and friends informed with the touch of a button. (We are safe and dry at this time.)
And some have used this accessibility to create humor around this crazy disaster.
I have enjoyed playing with my own digital photos in apps like Word Swag. This is a photo of tree bark, and I added a quote.
Some images just lend themselves to contemplation and creative thinking. I took this picture from my balcony looking through the tall windows in my house. You can see the light reflection on the window and the flood waters beyond.
Using Canva, I made this digital poem.
To lead my students to digital creativity and crafting, I try it myself.
I am interested in exploring the thinking process during the creation of digital media. What questions do students ask? What appeals to them and why? What is the deeper meaning within the image?
When my students design digital media, I ask them to share their inner thinking. By asking about the process,I motivate my students to make intentional choices. Reflection on a creative process is important. Reflection can lead to self-discovery along with inspiring the wonder of others.
How will you lead your students through intentional digital creation? Please join the conversation by linking your blog posts below.