Dead Poets Society


This week I chose I design assignment from the DS106 Assignment Bank.  I landed on Design Assignment 1974: Favorite Movie Quote.  This assignment asked the creator to choose a favorite movie quote and insert the quote over an image from the movie.

I chose Dead Poets Society for a few reasons:

  1. It is an amazing movie.
  2. It goes along with the teaching theme.
  3. The quote could be used in a classroom.


First I used  to search for an image that allowed for modifications. Once I found an image that made sense I saved it to my desktop. Next, I had to think outside of the box on how to edit the image and add text. Most of these assignments I have been doing on my iPhone with different apps because I don’t have Photoshop on my desktop, but I decided to challenge myself to use my desktop-I figured it’s getting to the end of class I should be able to figure this out! I remembered that Lisa had mentioned something about PowerPoint being a good resource for editing, so I decided to try it out. From there it was pretty simple. I opened PowerPoint and pasted my chosen photo into a slide. Next I played around with the text features to get a look I liked. Finally, I added a border to the image to make it look a bit more like a poster.  I’m really happy with the result and I feel like I was able to make it my own-I know this is a popular movie so there are similar images found on the internet.


I really think this is an assignment I could adapt to use in the classroom. I’m picturing students doing a similar creation for one of their favorite books. It would give me insight into what they like to read and why, while allowing them to be creative.


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