Beyond the Glass

Reflections on education in a connected world. Jackie Sakatch

Reddigifts for Teachers 2013

I often think that if it sounds too good to be true it must be a scam.  So when Alec sent out a tweet talking about the Reddigifts for Teachers 2013 program I wasn’t one hundred percent sure what would come of it.  I wondered if I would end up with an inbox or a tweeter feed full of spam.  I am happy to report that neither of those things happened and earlier this week I received a wonderful gift which I appreciate.

My son loves to watch Evan Tube HD  he is particularly thrilled  with the unboxing videos.  So when the package arrived I decided to make my own unboxing video.


I now visit the Reddigifts site to look for other gift exchanges so that I can pay it forward.

Thanks Alec for the great tip.


A way of sharing classroom activities

Smilebox is one of the tools I use to share classroom activities with families.  The children love to see themselves in the videos.  I often wish I could do more editing of photos in Smilebox.  I usually create the presentation myself at home on the weekend.  I would like to expand my practice by involving children in the picture taking process and by having them contribute to the caption writing process.     Has anyone used this tool or a similar tools in their classroom?

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