Now your students have a chance to create their own campaign ad for their presidential bid thanks to the National Constitution Center. Due to the tongue in cheek nature of the campaign commercial that results this is probably most appropriate for older students like fifth grade to middle school.
Visit Ad-o-Matic here.
Students take a picture of themselves or upload a photo, choose a party, pick issues that are important to them and then the site does the rest. It does not let you choose your policy. In other words, I say I care about the environment and the site says I want to install air fresheners in buildings.
Mac users may need to fine-tune the settings to get their built in iSight camera to be recognized but otherwise this was really easy to make. To get past the novelty and result in some real learning, you’ll need to discuss the issues in greater depth.
Here’s the commercial I created…