Today’s learners live in a world filled with self-expression from selfies, video sharing, Facebook, Instagram, Hashtags, Pinterest, and YouTube. Millennials are known as content creators and users. According to millenialmarketing.com, 46% of millennials post original photo’s or videos online that they have personally created. Why not use their passion for self-expression to our advantage in the classroom? Why not turn your students into content creators? When students are creating content, they employ high-order thinking, they are empowered to produce something that serves a purpose to help reinforce what they learned in your class.
Word Swag is a great app to turn your students into content creators. The app allows your students to get involved with their learning while they create content that will help reinforce what they learned in class. Simply upload an image or use one from the app’s photo library, add your custom text and with a simple tap it’s created! Students can store created word swags for a study tool or they can share with fellow classmates or instructor.
Here are a few fun ways to incorporate Word Swag into your classroom:
Have students create their own image dictionary.
Use as a closing activity and have students restate what they learned in their own terms.
Patti Wanamaker brings 21 years of experience to the Milady team, where she currently serves as an Academic Training Specialist. Her intimate understanding of the salon, school, and beauty industry comes from 18 years of hands-on experience as a multi-faceted training specialist, including 8 years of salon and spa ownership of 3 salons with annual sales of $5 million. Her experience in all 3 areas of our industry allows her to think outside the box and develop innovative trainings that not only inspire, but empower educators/trainers to create the most effective learning environments for their students.