5 creative end-of-school-year activities to celebrate with your students using technology

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As the school year comes to an end, it’s time to start planning how you will celebrate the achievements of your students and bid them farewell. You want to make sure that your end-of-school-year activities are engaging, memorable, and fun. Fortunately, with the help of technology, you can take your celebrations to the next level. In this blog, we will explore five creative end-of-school-year activities that you can use with your students to make the most of technology.

Virtual yearbook

Say goodbye to traditional paper yearbooks and create a virtual one instead! It’s a great way to get your students involved in the creation process and capture memories that will last a lifetime. Use online tools like Canva or Adobe Spark to create visually appealing digital yearbooks that feature photos, videos, and memories from the school year. Use the infinite space on the Promethean Whiteboard to capture your memories, then export and share with your students.

Digital time capsule

Create a digital time capsule to commemorate the milestones and memories of the school year. Encourage your students to contribute photos, videos, artwork, and written reflections on their experiences. It’s a fun way to preserve memories and share them with future students. You can use tools like Google Drive or Dropbox to create a shared folder where everyone can contribute. Use tools like ActivInspire to combine the contributions of your class into a visually appealing presentation.

Virtual field trips

Take your students on a virtual field trip on your Promethean ActivPanel to explore new places and cultures. You can use tools like Google Earth or virtual museum tours to create an immersive and educational experience. Or, try organizing a virtual scavenger hunt or quiz to keep students engaged and motivated.

Digital awards ceremony

Celebrate the achievements of your students with a virtual awards ceremony. Use tools like ActivInspire or Canva to create visually appealing certificates and awards. You can also organize a virtual talent show where students can showcase their skills and talents. Encourage your students to participate and celebrate each other’s accomplishments.

Virtual reading list

Encourage your students to continue learning and exploring over the summer by creating a virtual summer reading list. Use tools like Goodreads or Scholastic to create a personalized list of books that align with your students’ interests and reading levels. You can also organize a virtual book club where students can discuss their favorite books and share their thoughts.

As you plan your end-of-school-year activities, don’t forget to incorporate technology to make them more engaging and memorable. These five creative activities are a great way to celebrate the achievements of your students, capture memories, and encourage continued learning over the summer.