Sugar Creek Elementary beta tests Shutterfly app

Special to The Fort Mill TimesApril 25, 2014 

— What do you get when you combine 38 first-graders, 16 orange balloons, 25 new iPads, two teachers, a technology specialist and a sheet cake with your friendly neighborhood imaging behemoth?

There’s an app for that.

Sugar Creek Elementary teachers Kathy VerHage and Sarah Lanford’s first grade classes were among those to participate in a program to try Shutterfly’s Photo Story app for iPad. In exchange for their participation, feedback and a follow-up lesson plan, the teachers received print copies of the individualized books for each of their students.

The finished 20-page soft cover photo books were presented at a “Shutterfly Shindig” held at the school last week. Parents, families, and guest Lara Hoyem, senior director of photo books for Shutterfly, attended the event to celebrate with the newly published authors, photographers and doodlers.

Cindy Knode said she’s thrilled with the photo book her daughter Bethany created.

“I know she’s been very excited about the whole project. I think it turned out absolutely precious. I can’t wait to share it with my family,” she said.

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