During this activity, students will reflect on this past year and create a digital yearbook to share some highlights with their partner class! Prompt students to think about:
- What were some favorite memories or important events that took place?
- What are their hopes for the future, and advice they have for other kids?
- Create a digital yearbook for your class by making a copy of this Wakelet template (Spanish version). Once you’ve created your yearbook, invite your students to respond to the prompts by adding photos, videos, and text to the yearbook, or by recording Flipgrid videos directly into the yearbook.
- Once you’re finished, share the link for your digital yearbook with your partner class!
Note: educators will need their own Wakelet account to create their collection (yearbook). Once you've created your class yearbook, you can invite students to collaborate. Feel free to play around with the prompts to better suit your class!
- Begin the video call with your partner class by having students introduce themselves to each other.
- Encourage students in both classes to ask questions and comment on each other’s digital yearbook, and share more details about their own.
If students in both classes have individual devices (e.g., mobile phone, tablet, laptop, etc.)...
Use a platform such as Google Meet, Zoom, or Microsoft Teams which allows you to screen-share during a video call.
One educator should set up the Kahoot! game and share the code with students in both classes by following this tutorial about using Kahoot! in a remote learning environment, and share their screen so everyone can follow along.
If students in either class don’t have individual devices...
Follow the same instructions above, with one educator starting the game and sharing their screen so both classes can follow along.
Instead of students joining the game to answer the questions, they can hold up their fingers, call out their answer, or use a paper template to indicate their response.