Selfie Stickers is an online tool or app where students can modify their favorite photos. They will have fun using the stickers to make hilarious creations by adding them to their selfies. This is a good website to begin talking about altering photos and pictures online.
- Understand that technology allows us to change photos in all sorts of ways.
- Be able to alter a photo.
- Understand the upsides and downsides of altering pictures.
Selfie: A selfie is a photo of someone taken with the intention of sending it digitally or posting it online.
Alter: Alter means to change the way something looks
Respect: Showing respect to someone means you act in a way that shows you care about their feelings and well-being.
See the Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students website in the Teacher Resources.
Directions for this activity:
Have a discussion with your students:
Have you ever taken a picture with an adult?
Discuss Snapchat and show examples provided of how Snapchat or any other app can alter photos.
Show other altered photos online.
Say, “Changing or altering photos is fun and usually make us feel good. While we can have fun with it, we also want to make sure that we are being RESPECTABLE, RESPONSIBLE AND SAFE.
When would altering a photo becomes disrespectful?
When you don’t ask your friend to change the photo.
When you are teasing them in a pic.
When you alter the picture to look violent or not safe.
When you alter a picture, it should not show violence or be threatening. Altered photos should not poke fun at one another. Altered photos should show respect for one’s self and for others.
- Show students the SELFIE STICKER WEBSITE.
- The website can be used in two different ways:
- You can simply use the pictures the site gives you and alter it with hats, glasses, etc.
- Have each student take and upload their own picture and alter it with hats, glasses, etc.
- Have students print out their selfie sticker and then cut and glue it to one of the examples below.
- The students can use the Word Example or Google Doc Example.
- Possible suggestions: Add a sentence rule or fact you learned about when altering pictures.
Different options for assessing the students:
- Check for understanding
- My Super Selfie Sticker Template
MITECS Competencies & ISTE STANDARDS
MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.
2a. Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
2b. Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
2c. Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
6a. Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
6b. Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
Devices and Resources
CONTENT AREA RESOURCES
- Students can write a sentence or two about their altered photo.
- Students can write a sentence or two about the importance of not hurting other's feelings when altering photos.
The students learn about altering art and photos.
This task card was created by Courtney Conley, Utica Schools. January 2019. Updated October 2023.