Monday, July 25, 2011

Do you smilebox?

A few years back I discovered smile box.  I first saw it on a fellow teacher's website at my school.  It's a great way to add pictures or videos to a blog or website.  It's so easy to create a cute, attractive slideshow.  At the beginning of the year I have parents fill out a permission slip to allow me to use their child's photos & first names on our class website.    I let them know upfront if they choose to opt out, their child may be asked to sit out of some photos.  After permission is granted it's time to get a-snapping!   

Smile boxes I create for the class site:
  • First day of school
  • Meet your teacher
  • Daily 5 Reading
  • Camp-Read-A-Lot Activities
  • Biography Speeches
  • Group Photos
  • Halloween Pictures
  • Recess
  • Field Trip
The list could go on and on.

Here's the smilebox I created this year to introduce my family and myself.  

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Smile box has always had free accounts but they have advertisements on them when viewed.  Paid accounts are ad-free. 

However....Smile box is good to teachers......

Teachers can get the premium account for

......FREE!  Click here to learn more.   You can't beat free!


  1. I am a new follower of your blog and was wondering if I could have a link to your class website. I love the idea of smile box and was just wondering how you incorporate it into your school site.
    Barrow's Hodgepodge

  2. What an awesome idea! Thanks!

  3. Wow. Had never seen that before. I wonder if you can add this to wikispaces. I'm a new follower of yours and new to blogging. Would love to have you as a follower

  4. Thanks! I didn't know they had teacher discounts...

    Learning in 2nd Grade