Season of Gratitude | Thanking Class Parent Volunteers

5 Video-Making Apps | Make a Thank You Video for Class Parent Volunteers

The season of thanks is a perfect time to show appreciation for the special parents in your classroom whose time and dedication makes all the difference. A great multi-media way of saying thanks is with a short, meaningful video or slideshow. Check out our favorite applications for creating your own thank you video:

Animoto: Free for personal use, Animoto has a variety of beautiful slideshow templates and music to choose from for your thank you video; simply add your own images, text and video clips and create an awesome slideshow you can share with parents via email, on your class blog and through your social channels. Check out our parent volunteer appreciation video here . . .

Video on Instagram: The newest social craze from one of the hottest social media apps, chances are you and fellow class parents have Instagram downloaded on your smartphone and have seen the fun, short videos you can take, edit and share. Use their video feature to share a clip of students singing their praises, holding up a big thank you sign for parent volunteers . . . the ideas are endless!

Kizoa: With creative effects, filters, frames and the ability to add your own music and video, Kizoa is a cool application for not just slideshow making, but you can create animate collages and eCards too for your parent volunteers!

Tout A revolutionary clip-video application that is widely used by celebrities, entertainers and news outlets, Tout’s free app also lets regular people take quick 30 second videos and share them on their social channels. Incorporate ‘daily thanks’ into your appreciation program for parent volunteers by sharing special shouts and thanks from students, teachers and staff via Tout videos.

Viddy: A social platform solely for video sharing, Viddy much like Tout, will help you with quick, daily recognition of parent volunteers. Get creative with students and staff to perform short songs, skits or simple sweet interviews of students saying what they love about their favorite parent volunteers.