#slangalphabet

#slangalphabet is a collaborative project designed to incorporate modern slang into classroom activity and to create teachable moments through media. With #slangalphabet we used Tumblr, and easily accessible, popular blogging platform to collaboratively upload a malleable, contemporary version of the English alphabet. Each letter corresponds to a slang word or concept using a hashtag format. Corresponding imagery is used to emphasize the word. The imagery which is appropriated must be credited to its source. By crediting the imagery used we can better inform our students of the ethics of appropriation. By using slang words and imagery that is easily found on the internet we can create teachable moments about what is appropriate to use and upload on a public forum especially regarding the elimination of the perpetuation of negative stereotypes, internet bullying and harassment, racism, homophobia, sexism, and etc.

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