Well, one of the apps Greg shared is called ChatterPix, which is an app that "can make anything talk"! ChatterPix is so easy to use, just take a picture, draw a line to create a mouth, decorate the picture & add your voice! Share it through email or upload it to Youtube. It's quick and fun! (Of course there is one catch: You only have 30 seconds!) (There is an app called ChatterPix Kids but the drawback is the inability to 'share' the creation.)
Something I especially liked about this app is that students can create content (across the curriculum) which can be shared globally via Social Media but doesn't necessarily contain their image.
In ELA this week the skill we were practicing was around 'Main Idea and Details'. Students read various text and completed graphic organizers by identifying the main idea and three supporting details. Students could then create a ChatterPix to share that information.
There are so many ways to use this app. Students could:
- share a poem
- tell or retell a story
- tell a story from a different point of view
- solve a math problem
- share a science hypothesis
- highlight important information about a state
My next challenge will be to "app smash". Greg shared how students can create content on ChatterPix then upload it to iMovie - thus using more than one app. I'd like to collect all related student work in one place and have students create an iMovie using their "ChatterPix" creations.
What are some other ways we can incorporate this into the classroom?