Since I received such positive feedback on my Mother’s Day digital cards, I created some for dads as well (couldn’t let them feel left out!). Students love adding their own creative touches to the cards in Google Classroom or Seesaw and their pictures on the cards add even more of a personal touch (especially if the students take and send their own “selfies” or pictures to me to place on the cards).
As you may know, I like giving my students lots of choice so there are 7 different designs from which to choose. If you would like to use them with your students they are available here.
I am a huge fan of PowerPoint as an editing tool. Their crop to shape feature makes it so easy to add student photos to the cards in just the right size and shape.
Once I get students’ photos inserted I save the cards as JPEG files so I can easily add them as background images in Google Slides or easily add them to Seesaw for students to edit.
Then I send them to students so they can add all of their creative and cute edits. Students can use Google Slides in Google Classroom to write messages to their dads and “sign” their names. They can also insert shapes such as hearts, smiley faces, suns, stars, etc. or call outs to make it look like they are saying something special to their dads.
Students can also add special edits in Seesaw. They can use the drawing tools to sign their names and draw pictures, use the text tool for messages, and my favorite part is they can use the record option to record a special message for their dads that their dads can download and keep! How special!
The cards can also be printed for students to sign and decorate if digital editing is not available or if you send students packets or printed materials.