I’m always keeping up on what’s new in the world of visual text – be it kinetic typography, gif, wordle, tagxedo and loads of other similar applications. They are truly something valuable for us educators – allowing us to add context to text and help students learn words, sentences, language.
Today I was looking at one of my fav manifestos –
It got me thinking that wouldn’t it be a great writing exercise, a great self-expression exercise, if students were to write their own manifestos or even better rewrite/remix the manifestos of others?
I put together this slideshow of examples of other manifestos out there. Download the PDF or PPT. It would be a great activity to use one of these for a lesson or use them all to provide inspiration for students to make/write their own manifesto about a topic on poster A3 paper.
Also, students might get inspired by this presentation in Gif – My Manifesto.
A great idea and would love to hear from teachers who’ve tried this or something similar! I will have to think about making a visual version of my own manifesto of art: Gagaism.