The first teacher-centered Make Cycle for Letters to the Next President 2.0 is ongoing this week, and I have been dipping into some of the tools being suggested. One of the ways to create a message is to use Mozilla’s Thimble remix site. Thimble is a web-based platform for building websites and allowing for remix opportunities.
I grabbed the template from the Make Cycle and tinkered with the wording (but kept the same image). If you hit the remix button, you can remix mine as another iteration. So, for example, my friend Michael created a poster that was a message about more localized politics in Arizona, and I remixed it with a larger message.
I like Thimble but wish you could easily embed or share the image of the page, once the coding is all set. Instead, you have to take screenshot or share the link out.
Here’s another one, from the Political Quote concept. I found a quote from Obama about the nature of change:
And from the Letters to President site:
Click on “Remix” to get started and notice there is an online tutorial within each activity to walk you through step-by-step:
Want to take it another step further? You can speak back by make your own version of the news with this Hack the News Activity.
Peace (remix it and make it better),