My Friday Five – Ashland ES Week 2

Check out five amazing things at Ashland for week two of school this year. This week was fun and I tried to add more of our students and staff into my videos school "newsletter." The concept behind this is really a highlight reel of the week. I recorded the clips using my phone and edited … Continue reading My Friday Five – Ashland ES Week 2

My Friday Five – Ashland ES Week 1

Here's a little spin on the traditional newsletter. My goal for this was provide energy, to celebrate successes, and to be brief! I used WeVideo to edit this and my phone to record the video. What do you think?!

Enhance Mail Communication through Augmented Reality

Our annual tradition of mailing postcards home for information and to notify parents of students' teachers saw an innovative twist the last couple of years by adding augmented reality.We use HP Reveal (formerly Aurasma) to turn the front of the postcard into a 'trigger' image so the app recognizes it and automatically overlays a preset … Continue reading Enhance Mail Communication through Augmented Reality

Five Tips to Maximize Video Communication

There are a handful of key considerations when using video to maximize engagement in your school community. These concepts are important because they will help others share in your journey and success in a way that is meaningful and interesting to them. Read more below on these tips and reflect on how you are using … Continue reading Five Tips to Maximize Video Communication

Introduce Yourself Better With Videos

School is about to begin again and there is nothing is worse than an excited parent that goes to the school's website to meet the administrator or teacher and all they see is a boring letter, or even worse, the person's name with no other information. You had the parent right where you wanted them! … Continue reading Introduce Yourself Better With Videos

The Cat in the Hat #30SecondBookTalk

The best and worst part about making this video was how fast we were able to record and edit it! Why 'worst' part? Because these amazing parents put me to shame recording this in one take! Usually it takes me a bunch of outtakes and screw ups so they were really impressive to me. We … Continue reading The Cat in the Hat #30SecondBookTalk

The Book with No Pictures #30SecondBookTalk

This was a fun book to read especially because it resulted in students smiling, laughing, and yes, even doing cartwheels of joy (true story). After reading this to each grade level in the school, I used bits of one of the sessions for this video and included some of our amazing 2nd graders too! Enjoy! … Continue reading The Book with No Pictures #30SecondBookTalk