Showing posts with label Digital Greeting Cards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Digital Greeting Cards. Show all posts

Monday, November 26, 2018

How to Create Custom Greeting Cards on Storyboard That

A few years ago Storyboard That introduced a great little feature for making greeting cards. Initially, it was only available for a few holidays, but now is available for all of the major greeting card holidays. This is a feature that anyone can use on Storyboard That. In the following video I demonstrate how to design and print a greeting card through Storyboard That.


Applications for Education
Design, printing, writing, and sending greeting cards can be a good way to engage elementary school students in writing correspondence.

Disclosure: Storyboard That is an advertiser on this blog. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Storyboard That Introduces Birthday Card Templates

Storyboard That turned five years old last week. To mark the occasion they published new birthday card templates. The birthday card templates work just like the other greeting card templates that you can find within Storyboard That. To create a card students first need to create a three frame story which they can then convert into a card using one of the many birthday card templates.

Watch my video embedded below to learn how to create greeting cards on Storyboard That.


Disclosure: Storyboard That is an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com

Friday, December 9, 2016

How to Use Storyboard That to Create Greeting Cards

Earlier this week I published a tutorial on using Canva to create simple holiday greeting cards. Storyboard That also offers some good templates for creating holiday greeting cards. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to do that.



Applications for Education
As I wrote earlier this week, if you're thinking about giving an assignment in which your students write letters to family members for the holidays, consider using one of Storyboard That's handy templates.

Disclosure: Storyboard That is an advertiser on this blog.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Kudoboard - Create Digital Group Greetings

Kudoboard is a platform designed to help you create and send digital greetings from a group of people. Kudoboard will remind some people of Padlet in that you're provided with a blank canvas on which you place digital sticky notes. Kudoboard lets you include pictures and videos in your notes. Just like Padlet you can invite others to write notes on the wall with you. What makes Kudoboard different from using Padlet is that you can specify a time to send your wall of notes to a recipient.


Applications for Education
Kudoboard could be a nice tool to use to have your students send a get well note to a classmate.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Create a Simple Holiday Greeting Card On Storyboard That

In the past I've shared directions for creating Halloween cards through Storyboard That. The same tool can be used for creating other holiday greeting cards. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to use Storyboard That to create holiday greeting cards.


Applications for Education
If you find yourself looking for a quick writing activity to do before the holiday break, consider having your students use Storyboard That to create custom greeting cards in which they write short notes to friends and family members.

Disclosure: Storyboard That is an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Three Ways for Students to Create and Send Digital Holiday Greetings

Image credit: Jen Deyenberg
Tomorrow is the last day of school before winter break for many students. If you're looking for a good elementary school or middle school activity for the last day before break, consider having students create and send digital greeting cards. Here are three tools students can use to create and send digital greeting cards.

Animoto offers video themes for every season. Their holiday themes include "starry night," "wonderland of snow," "eight days of lights," "pop-up pandemonium," "gifting gifts," "spirit of December," and "wrapping scraps." To send a video greeting card through Animoto just select one of the themes, upload images or choose images from the Animoto gallery, select a soundtrack, title your project, and then let Animoto mix it into a beautiful video greeting. Students can share their video greetings through email, Facebook, or by embedding it into a blog.

PicMonkey is a great image editing and collage creation tool. They're currently offering a variety of holiday themes that students can use for their collages. Your students could create a holiday collage and share it via email or post in on your classroom blog.

Its A Message is a neat site for sending digital greetings that uses Google Maps Street View as its basis for generating location-based greeting cards. To send a greeting through Its A Message start by specifying any location. Its A Message will then take you to that location in a Street View display that has been enhanced for the holidays. For example, the imagery of Portland, Maine has been drawn with lights and snowflakes. After settling on a location click "share your message" to customize what appears on the screen and to send the greeting to friends.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Two Easy Ways to Send Digital Greeting Cards

I started receiving holiday greeting cards in the mail this week. I'm sure that many of you have started to get them too. I remember when I was in Mrs. Turkington's third grade class we created and sent greeting cards to family members. Fast forward 25 years and creating and sending greeting cards is still a common elementary school project. (Mrs. Turkington doesn't do it anymore because she's retired in Florida and keeping up with me on Facebook). Today, students can create and send digital greeting cards to family and friends. Here are two ways that students can create and send digital greeting cards.

Animoto has video themes for every season. Their holiday themes include "wonderland of snow," "eight days of lights," "pop-up pandemonium," "gifting gifts," "spirit of December," and "wrapping scraps." To send a video greeting card through Animoto just select one of the themes, upload images or choose images from the Animoto gallery, select a soundtrack, title your project, and then let Animoto mix it into a beautiful video greeting. You can share your video greeting through email, Facebook, or by embedding it into a blog.

Its A Message is a neat site for sending digital greetings that I found on Google Maps Mania. Its A Message uses Google Maps Street View as its basis for generating location-based greeting cards. To send a greeting through Its A Message start by specifying any location. Its A Message will then take you to that location in a Street View display that has been enhanced for the holidays. For example, the imagery of Portland, Maine has been drawn with lights and snowflakes. After settling on a location click "share your message" to customize what appears on the screen and to send the greeting to friends.