Have your students get to know one another by sharing using their classmates their favorite things and just what they did come july 1st using these fun tech projects!

1. Fakebook
Invite your students to create a fakebook. The website is simple to navigate. To save their page, they just hit print and save their profile like a PDF to their desktop. If students don’t complete their profile within the time permitted, they are able to save their page and are given a distinctive Hyperlink to edit it.

Students can also add blocks for friends, music, Television shows, books, video games and anything else they would like to share. Once they enter in the name of an item within the fakebook blocks and hit Enter, a photo of the item can have up. The only photos they have to adapt to fit the site’s format is the profile image (should be a square) and canopy image (851 pixels wide, 315 pixels tall). If students desire to use actual photos of their friends for his or her fakebook friends block, they'll want to use square photos as well (any size).

Students can post images of the summer vacations on their fakebook page. They can even have their friends post messages and photos. Once they print, students can share their summer via a number of photos and messages!

2. Be Funky
Let your students get funky by looking into making a photo collage about themselves! Be Funky is excellent tool for students in second grade or up. Students can choose the number of photos they want to increase their collage , there are a variety of templates to choose from. They are able to make certain images-those more importance to them-larger than the others. They can add type, free graphics and geometric shapes (all available on the website). To add their very own images, they must ask them to saved on their own computer to upload.

What is fantastic relating to this collage maker is the fact that students can save their work straight to their desktops without developing a username or password! Hang their collages in the hall once printed so students can get to know each other better!

3. Green Screen by Do Ink
If you've i Pads inside your classroom, have students create short videos describing their summer vacations. Green Screen by Do Ink allows students to place themselves in the actual vacation spot they really visited . Then students can share the holiday so their peers will have a clear image of where they traveled. Should there be some students who did not continue vacation, have them choose a place that they would like to visit.

4. Thing Link
Thing Link allows students to produce an interactive photo to provide to their peers. Their interactive photos contain text and links. They add bubble icons on their own photos that take them to the link, and their text comes up when hovered over and done with the mouse. Students could create an interactive photo of where they continued vacation, where they hung out most throughout the summer or of themselves .

For the places they went, they are able to add what they did on holiday. If they upload images of themselves, they are able to make the links result in photos or videos on the internet. For example: favorite music video on YouTube or a full-size image of their most favorite color (Google images). Note: Students must create an account for this tool. However, they can sign in using Google, which many schools are utilizing now.

5. QR Code Wall
Rather than just hanging self-portraits inside your classroom hallway, make the experience interactive using QR codes with Kaywa! QR codes could be links to a photo slideshow (example below) or perhaps a page on the class blog (have students write about themselves in a post). Students have a blast scanning the codes and seeing what their peers created!

6. PhotoPeach
Have students produce a digital slideshow of themselves (likes, interests) or perhaps a number of images that describes their summer vacation. PhotoPeach is simple to make use of. Students upload images, add type plus they can add music completely from YouTube! They can also adjust the rate of their slideshow. The only bad thing is they cannot adjust the crop of their photos. This tool automatically uses a Ken Burns effect. Also, PhotoPeach doesn’t let students choose font size or type. This tool is very simple to make use of with young children.

Below is definitely an illustration of an introduction video students might make on their own first day back:


Erin Bittman is really a designer turned teacher! Take a look at her blog
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