Offering students exercises of various types that are fun and help them learn concepts, theories etc are a favorite avenue for me. Recently I offered to start class every week with a fun learning exercise. The following was the first exercise and my students thoroughly enjoyed it.
1 – Go to wikipedia and hit random. The first random wikipedia article you see will be the name of your band.
2 – Open a new tab or window and go to quotationspage.com and hit random. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first… album.
3 – Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven… days”. Third picture no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 – Use Photoshop or a similar software (picnik.com is a free online photo editor) to put it all together.
5 – Post it with this text in the “caption” and TAG the friends you want to join in…
The outcome of doing this exercise for me is right here.