Thursday, April 23, 2020

Graduation Ideas

“ Graduation in 2020 will be unlike any graduation before it. While the thought of losing the traditional pomp and circumstance is difficult, there are some innovative options available.”

She also gives some suggestions and I thought about some other ideas that are possibilities.

Depending on the number of students have a Zoom graduation where the principal gives an opening speech. The valedictorian and salutatorian can give a speech. Then the principal calls the name and the graduate in cap and gown states they are there. The principal virtually hands the student diploma. After all names are called, the principal can give a closing speech.

Years ago I used Second Life a lot for professional development. Students and parents could attend a graduation ceremony in Second Life. The same ceremony that takes place in real life can happen in Second Life.

Our church records the Sunday Service and incorporates videos in the service. The same could happen with graduation. Have each graduate take a picture of themselves in cap and gown. The school can make a video of the ceremony with recorded videos of speeches. Then the principal call all each graduate’s name with the picture of the graduate inserted.

What other possibilities can you think would be possible for graduation? Please share.

Photo by MD Duran on Unsplash

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