iPads, Selfies, Feelings and Back to School Night

One of the teachers at Barron Park had this brilliant idea: The students have iPads on their desks each morning, so they each take a selfie to begin the day. The students started last week and will have their growth over the school year.

The teacher with the idea

The teacher with the idea

When we talked about it, I suggested, why not have them take a selfie with their mood of the morning. We can then expand it to not just a selfie with a mood, but a daily diary with the selfie mood and a warm up write up about their mood and the reasons why. This is a personal diary to the next level with digital devices and the possibilities are endless.

Last night, at Back to School Night, another first grade teacher decided to implement the selfie idea with introducing it to the parents.

Teacher who got the parents to take selfies

Teacher who got the parents to take selfies

It was so wonderful to walk in and see all these parents taking selfies on their student’s iPad. If I was a six year old in that class, it would mean the world to walk in the next morning to see my parent’s selfie on my iPad. Here are some pictures from the same. I just loved that interactive activity with the parents. Enjoy the pictures…

Parents in classroom taking selfies

Parents in classroom taking selfies

Parents in classroom taking selfies

Parents in classroom taking selfies

What if we as adults did it on days we felt wonderful to remind us on days that are super stressful or hard? They would just brighten every moment!

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