School Stories | Fairmont Schools August 19, 2020 Take a few minutes to read why Fairmont Schools decided that Vidigami and Picaboo Yearbooks was the right solution for them and how they were able to save $50,000 by signing up with Vidigami. This month, we shine the spotlight on Fairmont Private Schools, a premier private school in Orange County, California. With five campuses serving 2,000 students and families enrolled in Pre-K to grade 12, Fairmont was struggling with the challenge of managing tens of thousands of photos that are taken throughout the year by their staff, students, and families. [...]
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Showcase Vidigami Slideshows on Wix By Team Vidigami | August 2020. Wix allows users to create websites and mobile sites through the use of online drag and drop tools. You can simply choose a template and customize anything with the Wix website builder—no coding skills needed. Visit their YouTube channel for a thorough review of this amazing platform. Wix offers a visually stunning way for students to showcase their work. You can embed your Vidigami Slideshows in Wix by adding a new section and choosing to embed an HTML5 code. Simply paste your Slideshow code in the embed settings and [...]
Post Vidigami Slideshows to Social Media via Hootsuite By Team Vidigami | August 2020. Social media is how we communicate publicly. In this app note, we’re going to show you how to easily access and add photos and videos from Vidigami to your Hootsuite social media dashboard. Hootsuite is a social media dashboard that allows you to manage your social media accounts on one screen. It makes managing your social media channels easy - you can schedule and track your publications in multiple channels. Your Vidigami slideshows are your highlights reel. There is no need to download and re-upload [...]
A Model for Parent Engagement, Social Media, and Student Data Privacy July 24, 2020 In this School Story, Mandy Chan, the Founder and President of Vidigami, speaks with Chris Collins, the Director of Information Technology at Riverview School District in Washington State. Together, they share a presentation and discuss modern classroom photo and video portfolio tools and outline a model for parent engagement, social media, and student data privacy. What Vidigami looks like at RSD Why We're Successful Connecting with Families
Inspire via Videos. Engage via Vidigami. By Vidigami | July 06, 2020 Over the past three months, COVID-19 has challenged educators to demonstrate a level of creativity and resilience that is unprecedented. Many educators have found that it’s rallied everyone around innovation and technology adoption that wouldn’t have otherwise happened. Use of Vimeo and Youtube for streaming graduations. Use of video conferencing tools like Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams to support remote learning. Video clips and selfies capturing moments of learning from home to share with a class. This media has proliferated and it’s establishing itself as the [...]
Vidigami Year-End Checklist By Daman Arora | June 4, 2020 It’s safe to say that there has never been a school year quite like 2019/2020. The COVID-19 pandemic forced schools around the world to shift gears in a matter of days to find ways to continue educating students virtually. While we do live in a time where educators have a variety of tools available to support online learning, the speed in which everyone has had to adapt their in-person instruction to remote learning is an incredible challenge. A challenge that is being overcome by incredible resilience and creativity demonstrated [...]
Wrapping Up Your School Year, Virtually! By Daman Arora | April 22, 2020 As we near the end of April, everyone is getting ready to wrap up the 2019/2020 school year. Unfortunately, this year will be different than any other for almost every school worldwide! The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted everything online, regardless of how prepared we may or may not have been. From year-end celebrations to graduation, schools are doing all that they can to continue offering students and families with the experiences they have planned, but now it just has to be virtual. Here are a few [...]
3 Communications Tips For School Administrators By Daman Arora | March 19, 2020 Beyond just the classroom, Vidigami can be a powerful application for administrators at the school. Using media like posters, vlogs, and other visual announcements, schools can communicate important information with staff, students and families in a more dynamic and interactive way. Here are some examples: 1 - School Announcements Faculty members at the school who are responsible for communicating with families can use Vidigami to do so through various creative methods. Uploading images or videos that share updates on the school’s plans and processes during this [...]
4 Ways to Keep Parents Involved in Remote Learning By Daman Arora | March 19, 2020 While much of the online learning happens between the students and teachers, parents play a vital role in this process as well. This is particularly the case for younger students. Keeping parents more involved during the remote learning process can help them stay in the loop and have more visibility on the progress made by their children. Here are some ideas on how teachers and parents can work with each other to make online learning successful: 1 - Helping with Submissions Parents can [...]
3 Ways to Support Remote Learning with Media By Daman Arora | March 19, 2020 It has been a concerning time for many schools since the onset of COVID-19 this year. The health of students, faculty and families is a top priority. While we may need to be off-campus for some time, school should certainly continue, especially when we have the means to do so digitally. Taking education online presents some interesting opportunities for educators to get creative with their content and keep students engaged and productive during this time. While we navigate through the current school closures in effect, [...]