I created a photo video using Animoto. It is very simple and user friendly. This would be a great way to introduce yourself to a new group of students as a get to know you activity. It would be really neat if the students could get some help at home to create one as well.
Last year, I took a million pictures of my fourth graders. At the end of the year, we had a Mother's day tea/end of the year breakfast. I created an iMovie on my Macbook, and showed it at the tea. I added music and there was not a dry eye in the house! I would love to do that again for my first graders and give them that on a DVD as an end of the year gift.
I played around with tikatok.com, through Barnes and Noble. and made a personalized book. It is very neat! You can pick out a book you want to write about, and the website walks you through each step. It was so fun!
My Christmas Book