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According to Wikipedia, an Internet meme is "used to describe a concept that spreads via the Internet." Essentially, they are those images that "go viral" and show up on Facebook and Twitter, or in e-mails, with various accompanying text. Depending on your sense of humor, these memes might evoke a chuckle or two, or they might just irritate you. (I tend towards the latter.) Like me, you might be tired of looking at awkward penguins, laughing cats, and epic fails. Sure, you can always roll your eyes at the phenomenon. OR you can create your own to suit your classroom needs. This week, I used Meme Generator to create some friendly reminders to hang up around my classroom. After all, if a screaming Spartan visually assaults my eyeballs, then maybe it will be flashy enough to catch my students' attentions, too.
Jessica Pilgreen is a National Board Certified secondary English teacher, a Doctoral candidate at UMSL, a Google Certified Educator, a PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, a mom, a wife, and a self-proclaimed ed tech enthusiast!