One of the best things about social media is that it can spark the imagination or the passion of students. Assignments that require students to create media rich content can result in some amazing results. Here is a case in point.
“Students were asked to become familiar with different types of advertising on the internet. This included Public Service Announcements, infomercials, product placement and pop-ups. They were given the assignment to create their own advertisement based on the formula of one of the types.”
The assignment was simple but provided a wide latitude for students to identify what was important to them. In this student’s case the result was a public service announcement. It is not action packed. It does not have the shock value of some of the anti-drug commercials, but in its own “indie-film” way, it makes a relevant point for any middle or high school student.