Hate, trolls, and phone addiction (and what to do about them)

Pepe the frog was killed off by his creator after becaming an alt-right symbol. Photo: twitter.com/therealdonaldtrump



Let’s go through the Subject Guide including Assessments.

Saying mean stuff online

WATCH: Celebs read mean tweets, from the Jimmy Kimmel Show

Hate speech

DISCUSSION: What is hate speech? How would you define it?

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Great apps for digital content creation

Photo by Rakicevic Nenad on Pexels.com
Some tools to help with photos, illos, videos, and memes
snapseed app logo

Snapseed – excellent photo editing tool
Mobile: Android/iOS
Read: Getting Started with Snapseed +
Snapseed photo editing tutorial

lightroom photo editing app logo

Lightroom – photo editing + pro camera
Mobile: Android/iOS
Read: Snapseed vs Lightroom +
Get started with Lightroom on mobile

canva app logo

Canva – easy to use graphic design
Web: https://www.canva.com/en_au/
Mobile: Android/iOS
Read: Getting started with Canva

pic collage app logo

PicCollage – collages, photo editing, text
Web: https://piccollage.com/
Mobile: Android/iOS
Read: Getting started with PicCollage

stencil graphic design logo

Stencil – graphic design
Web: https://getstencil.com/
Read: Canva v Stencil

giphy logo gif

Giphy – GIF and sticker maker
Web: https://giphy.com/
Mobile: Android/iOS
Read: How to make a GIF

piktochart logo

Piktochart – charts and other graphics
Web only: https://piktochart.com/
Watch: A simple guide to Piktochart for beginners

Caption Writer for Instagram – fonts, spaces and line breaks, generate & save hashtags
Web: https://www.captionwriter.app/
Mobile: Android/iOS

Adobe Spark – make videos, social posts, graphics – anything really! Intuitive and simple
Web: https://www.adobe.com/au/products/spark.html
Watch: Getting started with Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark Post – really easy and beautiful graphic maker
Mobile: Android/iOS

Imgflip – meme generator with templates
Web: https://imgflip.com/memetemplates
Mobile: Android only

Imgur – meme and GIF maker
Web: https://imgur.com/
Mobile: Android/iOS

Lumen5 – super easy video creation
Web only: https://lumen5.com/
Watch: Lumen5 explainer

InShot – brilliant and simple mobile app for making videos
Mobile: Android/iOS
Watch: InShot tutorial

VN – another awesome mobile video-making app
Mobile: Android/iOS
Watch: VN video editor tutorial

Animoto – simple video editing
Web: https://animoto.com/
Mobile: Android (outside the Play Store)/iOS

Animaker – create animated videos
Web only: https://www.animaker.com/
Watch: How to make animated videos [beginners’ tutorial]


To learn how to use any of the apps and programs above, search “getting started with …” on YouTube. I’ll add some video links above as I find them. Most apps are very simple and recommended for mobile content creation in particular.

Useful links: CC-licensed music and sound

Most music is protected by copyright law, with serious penalties for use without permission. Photo: Ferrari + caballos + fuerza = cerebro Humano/CC/flickr
Most music is protected by copyright law, with serious penalties for use without permission. Photo: Ferrari + caballos + fuerza = cerebro Humano/CC/flickr

Most music is protected under international copyright law in the same way photography and illustrations are protected. It is illegal to sample bits and pieces of songs you love to use in your own audio or video works. In the same way as you must not simply grab whatever you want from the results of a Google Image search, you should never use any music you please without first establishing that you have permission to use it.

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Getting started with Slack

Slack will look and feel familiar to anyone already using Discord. It takes a tiny bit of getting used to, but once you know your way around you will love it – it makes collaboration really easy.

There’s more info here about getting started.

There is an invitation link in the Production Sheet in the Drive – go there and accept the invitation to sign up 💜

We’ll learn to use it as we go x