I love a good meme. Who doesn’t? I also love giving students fun choices to demonstrate understanding. This year, one of the options I want to include is making a meme in Drawing. I’ve included a quick tutorial below so you can see the process and use it too.
Let’s look at a meme. It’s usually square (doesn’t have to be). The words are bold usually with an outline and placed at the top and/or bottom. Words relate to the image (usually funny).
- Open a new Drawing document.
- Insert an image. It doesn’t have to be square at this point in time.
- Crop your image.
4. Move your cropped image into the top left corner & click the handle in the bottom right corner and drag it to meet your image.
5. Insert a text box and select a font to use. Anton works well.
6. Type your words and center them on the page. Repeat if you want words on the top and bottom.
7. I like to shadow my words. Copy and paste your words and color them white.You can nudge them in to place using shift and the arrow keys. You will have to change the order (command down arrow on a mac ) to move them behind the the black words.
8. Now you can download your image. Go to File – download and choose the image type. I like .png but it depends on what you want to do with it.
How could students demonstrate their understanding with a meme? I can’t wait to see!