Print It, Stick It, Share It With HP Social Media Snapshots
When it comes to capturing life’s most precious moments, it’s easy to snap a photo with our phones and post it straight to social media. Now, thanks to our friends at HP, it’s just as easy turn your favorite social media uploads into tangible memories!
When I was asked if I’d like to try out the new HP Social Media Snapshots available now only at Staples of course I jumped at the chance. Ask any educator and they’ll tell you that one of the biggest goals they have for their students it to help lead them to a place where there is a gradual release of responsibility where they become independent thinkers and leaners. Sometimes that is easier said than done, especially when you’re working with a group of highly talented and motivated middle school students who are indeed ready for that next big leap.
Thanks to our new Envy printer from HP and this revolutionary new product, we’ve been able to almost completely eliminate the “drama” that comes with so many details that come with putting on a musical, from our drama class. Even better, watching the students gain confidence by taking ownership of the tasks at hand and the confidence that comes with that-priceless.
It took the students mere minutes to have our new HP Envy printer set and ready to go. Now we were no longer tethered to the laptop, as the wireless capability means I can print from my phone from anywhere. As you can imagine, with 68 students all in one class, and being three weeks out from our first musical production of the year, the same questions tend to get asked over and over again.
Inquiries from “Which rack does my costume go on?” to “Where do I put my hat so it doesn’t get mixed up with the other cast’s?” to “ What should my makeup look like for this scene?” are now easily handled with the visual directions that now adorn the class.
I now wonder how we ever got along without them. Currently available exclusively at Staples, these sticky-backed 4×5 inch photo sheets are perfect for printing, displaying and reliving life’s moments. Not only can you print directly from your smartphone or tablet, but you can decorate your space with your favorite social media photos or in our case labeling the props, costumes, sets and so much more.
We’ve even taken to using it to remember blocking and scene changes. The best part is HP Social Media Snapshots are easily removable, so they won’t damage your walls- and they’re re-stickable too!
With the HP Social Media Snapshots we can Print It, Stick It and Share it-all right from my phone or classroom IPads with the easy to use HP Social Media App, now available for free for any mobile device. The removable backing will make it quick and easy when it comes time for the Suessical costumes to be packed away for another time and the Beauty and the Beast prep work to begin. Whether it’s watching the 8th grade students come up with ways of their own to put to together training tutorials for the 7th grade students or having a ready made quick picture guide for when a new student recently joined the classroom the Snapshots have become a tool we can no longer live without.
The students even captured and posted a Snapshot showing the correct way to hang up pants on the hanger, and another one showing which way the hangers should all face. The creative thinking and problem solving skills that have come into play since we introduced it into the classroom is learning at its very best.
Now the only problem is, because the possibilities of how and where to use them are endless, trying to keep them in stock in class at times is difficult.
Lucky the great folks at Staples have helped us out with that and they’re ready to get you started too. Now through October 31st, HP Social Media Snapshots are BOGO when you use the following link http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/products/151004/50055/index.html and click the “redeem now” button at checkout but trust me when I tell you once you and your family try these for yourselves, you too are going to wonder how you ever got along without them before. Whether it’s at home, in the classroom or anywhere in between, the HP Social Media Snapshots are making it possible to bring all those pictures you’ve captured on your phones into an indispensable for today, tomorrow and beyond.
We’ve taken all the drama out of drama with our HP Social Media Snapshots now exclusively at Staples-how will you Print it, Stick It and Share your life?
Disclosure: I was given an HP Envy Printer and HP Social Media Snapshot Photo Paper for the purposes of this review however all opinions expressed here are my own.