Digital Gifts for Your Teacher
Fast and easy teacher gifts are simply (and meaningful) when you incorporate digital media! Check out five creative ideas below:
1. Video: Smartphones make it super easy to capture video these days! Make a brief video of students saying what they love most about their teacher – upload and share privately with your teacher and class parents via email or facebook. Bonus: Screen your short video at the holiday class party!
2. Slideshow: Platforms like Animoto help you take pictures and text and make a beautiful digital slideshow that can be embedded on the class website, blog or shared via social media.
3. Photo Album: Flickr and Shutterfly, for example, let you organize photos from the class’ first semester and share them with the teacher and class parents. *Organize a class gift like a digital photo frame for the teacher’s desk and load with your photos.
4. Social Shouts: Encourage class parents to share their love for the teacher on facebook and twitter, whether it’s on the teacher’s page, or the school’s group facebook page.
5. Music: Encourage students to submit their favorite song that reminds them of their teacher and what they do – compile for a mixed cd the teacher can listen to over break!