At long last! I finally got around to doing Thing #10, which involves discovering online image generators. Soooo fun!!!
The first tool I used was one with which I was already familiar. Last summer, when my mom was doing L2P, she would send me-almost daily- comics she had made with the Comic Strip Generator. I was eager to try my hand at this myself! I can't think of a classroom use for this one that is anything but pure silliness. Here's my creation:
After that, I wanted to return to the Trading Card Maker. I had an idea for how this could be used in class: students could each research an endangered species, create a card, and do a presentation about it (including distribution of cards to classmates). Then they'd all have a deck of endangered animals! I could then assess their learning with a quiz over all the animals, and also throw in a few self-assessment questions (e.g. "After seeing your classmates' cards, what would you do differently next time? What are you most proud of?" etc.) Here's my example:
Hmmm, in thinking more about said quiz, I decided that I should aim a bit higher on the ol' Bloom's Taxonomy scale with regard to the questions I ask. Maybe things like, "Which animals would be most affected by [x environmental factor]?" Or, "List 3 ways you can help endangered species in your everyday life."