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Mother’s Day Video Card with Explain Everything App


I sent a Mother’s Day video card to all the parents today using the Explain Everything app (example below) The first thing I did was to take a picture of the card they made using their hand print (download printable here) Next we took two videos per child. One video they said something nice and then I love you and the second clip they said “Happy Mother’s Day.” I have found that breaking up what they say into segments is actually faster to get done because we have fewer retakes but you could of course record it all in one clip. Then I imported the picture into Explain Everything along with the first video and recorded that video playing. After that I imported their second video and just placed it in top of the first one and recorded that video playing. The last step was saving it to the camera roll. If you need some more details on using the app try this post. Happy Mother’s Day to all!

4 Responses to Mother’s Day Video Card with Explain Everything App

  1. We used the Explain Everything app to create a ‘Special Someone’ movie. The students drew a picture of their special someone (mom) and while they drew it they talked about why the person is special to them. It was fast and easy to do. I saved the file in Dropbox and emailed the links to families.
    Explain Everything is a very diverse app that provides lots of opportunities for creation. I think the moms are going to love receiving digital video cards or movies from their child. There is nothing like hearing a child’s little voice.
    Thanks for sharing your idea.

  2. Jenna Dixon says:

    This is very cool Matt. I love it as a mom and a teacher. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Great idea, Matt! We did some AppSmashing to make Mother’s day cards with Haiku Deck and iMovie:

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