Snapchat recently unveiled a new feature -- create your own geofilter! Thanks to a suggestion by sophomore Riley Gilberg, I gave the assignment to my web design classes. Snapchat has strict guidelines to follow, but students did a great job with their designs. We brainstormed what made Burlington a good town to live in, and also looked at Burlington imagery.
What is a Snapchat geofilter? Snapchat allows its users to take and send photographs to friends that will be viewed for up to 10 seconds. Snapchat allows you to use location based filters. For example, you will see a different geofilter if you are in Billerica than the design in Burlington.
The denial emails from snapchat were a bit harsh but eye-opening for students. I was worried that no design would be accepted. Luckily, sophomore Ed Stanton's design was a winner! Congratulations Ed! I think his design is modern, hip, and relevant. So if you are ever in Burlington, Massachusetts, take a snapchat and slide on over to Ed's geofilter. On a personal note, I had no idea that Burlington's nickname was "Burly", but apparently it is. Snapchat is, however, dominated by teens, and they know what's cool!
If you want to submit a geofilter for another area or town, you can head on over to Snapchat. In the meantime, take a look at some of the other designs.
I teach art at Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts. My goals include teaching my students to live and thrive with 21st century learning skills while helping them to learn valuable creative artistic thinking and technical skill.