TpT Trick: Making a Unit Preview

Hey y'all!  I wanted to drop in and give you a QUICK and EASY tip to make a unit Preview!  First of all, if you don't already have Picasa on your computer, you can download that HERE for FREE!

If you are using Power Point or anything that takes longer than about 7 minutes to make your unit previews, then you need to STOP right now!  Previews should not be a huge headache, BUT they should be a great visual for teachers to see what your unit is all about!

Here's a quick video that will show you how I make my previews.  This is definitely not the only way to do so, but it's what I have been using over the past few years :)
I hope you found that helpful!  If you have any other preview tips, please leave them in the comments below!

16 comments:

Melissa Glenn said...

Wow- mind is blown! Thank you for posting this... I had no idea it was this easy to make a unit preview. I was using the snipping tool and getting frustrated with the fuzzy images. I can't wait to try it this way. Thank you!

Melissa
Real Life in First Grade

Amanda said...

Wow! I heard about Picasa at TpT in Vegas, but didn't download it until just now. I'll have to play around with it; I just updated a few products and will need to make previews for them before I repost. Thank you for the tutorial! You made it look easy!

:) Amanda
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Second-Grade-Success-By-Amanda-Kipfer

Mrs. Jones said...

Always love a timesaver! Thanks so much for sharing!
Sarah :)

Once Upon A Classroom said...

Thanks so much Amy! Great little tutorial :)

Meenal Parikh said...

Thank you! I heard about Picassa recently and thought it was only a place to store pictures. Can't wait to go play with it.
Meenal

Kimberly Davis said...

What a fantastic step by step tutorial. I have been making previews but this just helped me out so much as a time saver. Thanks!
Kim Davis
Learning, Laughter,and Love

Jamie Knefely said...

What a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!!

Michelle Dobbins said...

What a time saver! I disliked making previews in the past, but now they are so FUN!! Thank you so much for this tutorial!

Butterflies and Daydreams said...

Thank you so much! I use Power Point and am excited to try this:) Maybe I'll save some oh-so-valuable time! :)

Jordan said...

Thank you so much Amy! I tried Picasa a year or two ago and got frustrated because I couldn't figure it out. Your step by step directions were perfect and it is such a great way to make a TPT preview. Thank you for taking the time to share this!

Jordan
Team J's Second Grade Fun

Betty Albert said...

THANKS!!! I never heard of Picasa! It's fantastic!

Jeanie Humphries said...

THANK YOU!!! I love the tutorial. Making a preview is my least favorite thing to do. Sad but true. Maybe I'll be more excited using this! I use a MAC does this secure the images when we post it too? Just curious.

Carol Polston said...

Great tutorial!! I really don't enjoy making previews (but I do)- so this was so helpful. I'm going to get Picasa now. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Kayla Bloomstrand said...

That just made life SOOOOOO much easier! Thank you so much!!! Game changer!

Suzanne said...

Life changing! I have been using Powerpoint to make my preview images, but not anymore. Just watched your tutorial again and made my first (of many) preview(s) with Picasa. THANK YOU for sharing!!!!

Suzanne
Kindergarten Planet

Shanna said...

This was so helpful! Thanks!