But first. Let me take a selfie.
Love them or hate them, selfies have become a common feature in today’s society. Well, now there’s a way to turn a selfie into a vehicle for learning. Impossible, you say? Well, read on!
You may have heard about Google’s Arts and Culture app, which has taken the country by storm. From Taylor Swift to Kumail Nanjiani to Kristen Bell, celebrities are downloading the app and finding their historical doppelgängers. You see, Google’s Arts and Culture app has a selfie-matching feature that uses biometrics to match your selfie with artwork archived from museums and art organizations from around the world.
While this IS an intriguing feature in and of itself, it also serves as a great vehicle for cross-curricular learning. This product captures that opportunity and is designed to allow students to connect their portraits with research on famous (or lesser known!) artwork and the artist behind the artwork.
This Google Arts and Culture Selfie Research Project utilizes technology, art, reading, and writing, rendering it (see what I did there?!) a truly interdisciplinary endeavor. So fun!
THIS PRODUCT INCLUDES:
• a 7-page Interactive Mini-Book, which serves as the students’ final project. Students respond to research prompts in the mini-book and even reflect on the project, how they did, and what they learned.
• 8 pages of Teacher tips, including screenshots and suggested implementation steps
• 8 pages of Student Instructions (4 in color; 4 in black and white)
• a project scoring rubric
NOTE: The selfie feature of the Google Arts and Culture app is currently unavailable in Texas and Illinois because of their biometric laws.
NOTE 2: There is an important disclaimer that you may choose to read before purchasing, having to do with art and potential nudity. You can view the Preview for specific information and recommendations.
Rating after downloading is deeply appreciated.
Yours in Literacy,