I've totally been slacking on the #28daysofwriting challenge. This week is parent/teacher conference week, so I've been spending most of my time focused on that. I know it's no excuse, but I promise to make up for it over the next few days. This post is mostly about engaging families as we celebrate Valentine's Day at school. I use the YouTube video creator to make slideshows after we have class parties. If you are interested in learning more about the YouTube video creator, check out my blog post about it! That post walks you through the steps and I PROMISE it's easy!
Use Tackk to make E-Valentines or Valentines Newsletters
Use Tackk's Valentine's template in your classroom.
Valentine's Party Newsletter
It's easy to have students create accounts. If you are a #GAFE (Google Apps) school, students can actually log in with Google accounts. I know that Tackk can be connected to Edmodo as well. When students create a free account, they can create an unlimited number of posters. If you show the video above to your students, it can serve as an introduction and give them basic ideas regarding editing/creating.
My idea is to have students create an e-Valentine for their parents and email it home at the end of the day before Valentine's day.
What other ways could you use it? Let us know by commenting below!
I used Tackk earlier in the year to create a newsletter for our Fall parties. I wanted all parents who were unable to attend our party to see what happened. If you want to see an example, click here.
I created the video at the bottom using the YouTube Slideshow creator. I have a blog post on this topic here.
The video was easy to create and the Tackk was no problem either! When you go to create a new Tackk, the very first template option is the Valentine's day template. After I create mine, I'll update this post so you can see what it looks like.
Happy Valentine's Day!