Last week I worked with a 2nd grade class who wanted to pretend they were news reporters reporting about one of the severe types of weather they had been studying: thunderstorm, hurricane, tornado, floor or drought. I thought it would be fun to use Tellagami to accomplish this activity. Check it out:
Next, we went to the app, Tellagami, and students changed their background to be the picture of their storm. They got to customize their character, pick their emotion of their characters fail features (most went with "scared" or "serious") and then record their voice pretending to be a news reporter reporting about their storm. We used the free version of Tellagami which only allows for a 30 second recording. Talk about summarizing practice!
Afterward they saved their movie to the camera roll, students scanned a different QR code that took them to my Work Collector that sends work directly to a folder I have set up in my Google Drive. I downloaded their projects and smashed them into one big movie using MovieMaker. I sent the embed code of the movie to the teacher and she was able to put their movie on her classroom blog for the students' parents to see!
Check out their class movie:
Weather from Julie on Vimeo.