Three fun Christmas apps to use with students:
- Letters to Santa – Canada Post has an app for kids to write a letter to Santa, and Santa writes a return letter too. An email is needed in order to email back.
- Magic Santa – Sympatico has an app where anyone from a child to an adult can create a personalized video from Santa. Have students start with the child option, i.e. not ‘for an adult’ to filter mature content. I’ve actually had some fun with this app by making videos for high school students and playing them on the Smart board. I am extremely careful to choose someone who will like being center of attention! There are options to email, post a url, or post to social media.
- Chatty Santa – Created by Oddcast, this app allows you to type in text that will be spoken by an avatar Santa. There are options to post the url, post to Facebook or Twitter, and to email.
View my Chatty Santa message!
Any other apps you think should be added to this list? Please post below.