A quick, FREE download of this application will provide multiple uses in the classroom.
- Students can use their own photos from field trips, botany excursions into the woods, or photos harvested from the web on the Civil War, biomes, or geographical destinations to create engaging presentations. As a teacher, use Smilebox to create story starters, introductions to curriculum units, or perhaps, review content studied.
After selecting a theme template, and adding a selection from the music gallery, students only need to upload their photos to complete the slideshow.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When you go to the Smilebox site, music will be playing in the background. If you find the music distracting, click on the Speaker Icon, located at the top, right of the page.
At the Smilebox homepage select,”Get Started;” a prompt appears to start the download. When the program has downloaded, check your computer’s download folder for the application and select “Run.” This will install the program. Usually a shortcut is placed on your desktop for easy access to the program. Double-click on the Smilebox icon to start the program. (Even though this is a FREE, limited program, create an account so that you can email or post to FaceBook, a blog, or website, etc. your Smilebox creation.) More options are available in the subscription package.
Once you have your SmileBox account set up, all you need to get started is this introductory video: A Tour of Smilebox
For Qualified Teachers – check out opportunities for a FREE premium subscription @ Smilebox Teacher’s Corner
Suggestion: To see for yourself the simplicity of this application, consider making a Smilebox to share with your family. If you have photos of a recent graduation, summer vacation, Christmas, anniversary, etc., use those photos for your first Smilebox.