Making Memes & GIFs

Make your own memes! In this course, you will explore what a meme is and how to make them. Understand how memes spread, what influence they have and the copyright laws that apply to this media format. 

course duration icon 6 Hours
course cost icon Free
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What we provide:
  • Practice activities to do on your own
  • Examples from other educators
  • Free online tools recommendations
Analyze memes   Practice using memes to communicate
Understand what memes are, how they spread, and how copyright laws apply to them.   Use memes as a form of expression, emotion, and feedback.
Make a meme   Create a lesson plan incorporating Memes and GIFs
Create your own meme that is relevant to other educators.   Develop a learning experience for your students that involves memes and GIFs.


  • Is This a Memes Course?
  • It’s a Joke?
  • Me, Creator of Memes
  • Really, Memes in the Classroom?!
  • Practice: Analyze the Lifecycle of a Meme
  • Copyright & Fair Use
  • A Meme of Their Own
  • Practice: Make a Meme
  • Yes, Memes in the Classroom!
  • Next Steps
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This course can help you develop the skills needed to earn the Making Media for Classroom Use: Images, Graphics and Interactives micro-credential. Earning eight micro-credentials qualifies you to become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator. Learn more.  

What is KQED Teach?

We offer a collection of free, hands-on professional learning opportunities focused on digital media. Educators can build skills in video and audio production, data visualization and media analysis to support all curriculum areas. These skills allow educators to facilitate learning environments where their students can create digital content, develop their communication and technology skills and engage in deeper learning that encourages critical thinking.

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