This is a beginning of the year project that includes family and technology. I do it as a part of our "all about me" unit at the beginning of the year.
Families make powerpoints, presis, or google presentations about their child. Instructions and ideas are included in the parent letter. The students share these with the classmates and it is a very special time.
I save these as jpegs and import them into a windows photostory and put our school songs in the background. It becomes "Our Shows" and the kids LOVE watching them over and over. It's their friends and all the things they love. It never gets old.
It is also a big hit with parents. They are always very complimentary.