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Creating a Teacher Appreciation Video: Step-by-Step Guide

Looking for special ways to celebrate teacher appreciation week? While a thank you note to a teacher from a student is a heartfelt gesture, the newest way to show appreciation is via video. With that in mind, we’ve created this list of teacher appreciation video ideas to spark your imagination.

As a parent, you have a chance to help your kids send the ultimate thank you note for teacher appreciation. You don’t need any technical knowledge or expertise to get this right.

Here’s how to create your very own teacher appreciation video at home. Let’s get started! 

How to Make a Teacher Appreciation Video: 5 Easy Steps to Follow

Thank you notes for teachers are an opportunity for educators to reflect on the impact they’ve made with pride.

Follow these steps to find the best teacher appreciation video ideas and get tips on creating a thank you note to a teacher in the form of a video. 

Step One – Come Up with Teacher Appreciation Video Ideas

What should you include in your thank you teacher video?

It’s best to focus your video on your kid and what they like about their teacher. Make your kid the star of the video. They can sing their favoriote song, tell a funny story, or just speak directly to the camera about why their teacher is the best. 

Brainstorm and create a shortlist of your favorite ideas. A thank you for the teachers in your life could also include your kids and their friends coming together to create something unique.

Step Two – Find the Right Photos/Clips

Including photos and video clips from the school year is an excellent way to make things personal. Try to find images and video from field trips, school events, and candid memories from classroom parties. 

With Loom you can record your screen and show off all the fun photos and videos you've captured.

Step Three – Think about the Format

Thank you messages for a teacher can come in many forms. Think about the format of the video.

Some children may prefer to write a letter and say it directly to the camera. Others might not want to appear on camera and instead opt for a voiceover. You can even opt for a hybrid approach. What matters is that it comes from the heart and is unique to your child.

Step Four – Shoot Your Video

You don’t need high-end equipment to produce a great video. Any modern smartphone can produce the HD footage necessary for your thank note to a teacher.

Thank you notes for teachers don’t need to be a Hollywood quality production. Just follow the basic principles of shooting:

  • Choose a quiet environment

  • Avoid shooting into harsh natural light

  • Make sure your camera is positioned correctly

It’s that easy. You can rehearse the video and record it as many times as necessary until you get the right results.

Step Five – Edit Your Video

Editing also doesn’t require expert skills. For more complex editing tasks we recommend using Apple's iMovie application or Windows Movie Maker, both are free editing tools that are relatively easy for beginners to use.

But if you just want to record a short video message then you can do that with Loom for free, all without having to download anything to your computer.

Keep in mind that if all you are doing is facing the camera and reading a letter, a fade to black effect to start and end the productionn might be the only effect you need. 

Try not to get too focused on getting everything perfect. Teacher appreciation videos are designed to be emotional and from the heart, rather than trying to make a sale or impress a client.

Start Making Your Video Today

Coming up with teacher appreciation video ideas and producing a video you can be proud of is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can provide a favorite educator. Whether your kids are graduating or just going on summer vacation, this is the best way to reward a teacher for a year of hard work.

Loom is the world’s leading free video recording software for capturing those moments that matter most. Get together with your kids and prepare your thank you message with ease.

It only takes minutes to get started, so sign up for free and try out Loom today.


Mar 29, 2022

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