Shutterfly is a leader in photo adorned gifts. Everything from photobooks, cards, calendars, personalized post-its, and so much more are designable on the Shutterfly website.
Another social media tool with appealing edTech potential for classrooms is the free, Shutterfly Share Sites portal, a feature on the main Shutterfly site and through the Shutterfly app.
To create a new Share Site, you create a Shutterfly account. For classroom use, create a dedicated Shutterfly account named for your classroom theme, school mascot, etc… You can invite only family members to view your Share Site and restrict other viewing options so that the general public is restricted. It is a good idea to inform families ahead of time and get approval for the uploads of their child’s photos or artwork.
Adding photos and content to your Share Site is easy. can either click the orange button on the Share Sites page or from the “My Share Sites” section on your My Shutterfly page. Choose which type of Share Site you want to make – options include Family, Sports Team, Classroom, and more. See this link for more information: https://support.shutterfly.com/s/article/Share-Sites-Overview–Creation-1
Your Shutterfly ShareSite is the online Refrigerator display!! Here are some items to consider adding to your Shutterfly Share Site:
- Your Classroom Design
- Student Artwork
- Student Projects from Robotics to Models, Dioramas, Posters… anything too large to post on the fridge!
- Your online bio with photos from your favorite places, trips, and activities
- Field Trips
- School Friends (Principal, School secretary, attendance clerks, etc….)
- Your Choice!
With Shutterfly’s great photo projects, it is an easy click away to share classroom moments with endearing photo projects. You can create as a whole class collaboration or fly your inner artist flag and create your own!
I use Shutterfly ShareSites to chronicle my conference experiences and travels. I am working on a current ShareSite for STEM applications and adaptations. Share your ShareSite with only student families via email (it is not recommended to publish outside of your classroom and school family). It is recommended to share the fun of your classroom with your principal and instructional team.
Here is a sample of one of my Shutterfly Share Sites from a Back-to-School PD visit to Santa Fe, New Mexico: