Chatterpix has a kid version that is free and easy and most of all FUN! Here is the link for the iStore.
Here is an example of what you can create!
If you read my blog, you know I enjoy easy to use APPs , and this one is right up there. Here is the step by step guide.
1. Select where to find the picture up want to use. You can take a picture or use one from your camera roll.
2. Size the photo and move it to your desired location. Then click NEXT.
3. Draw a line where you want the mouth to appear.
4. Push the microphone and wait for the count down to record. Touch the orange button to stop. You can watch by pressing the green arrow. When finished, touch next.
5. Customize the Chatterpix with colorizing, stickers, frames, and text. Press next when complete.
6. Touch the button on the bottom right to save to your camera roll, from there you can load to other APPs, load to youtube, and share through messaging or mail.
The final project my sweet husband!
This APP is very reminiscent of the website Blabberize, which I blogged about about a few year ago…read about it here.
So how can you use this in the classroom?
Social Studies- historical figures tell their own stories using pictures, painting,s statues as the picture focus, Maps can speak about the locations they represent, community helper pictures can come to life and explain what they do
Science- animals can describe their life cycle or habitats, scientists can explain their findings, chemicals can describe themselves, cells can report on their makeup
Math- a number or math problem can explain how to solve itself, shapes can tell how to show perimeter and area
Reading- characters can talk about their part of a story, book covers can talk about what is inside the covers
Art- have artwork come alive and tell how the artist painted the work
Music- composers can speak about their work, sheet music can explain the music
Hebrew- Hebrew letters and words can come to life and say their sounds and words
Judaic- lessons from history can be explained using pictures of the past, the plagues can tell their story from their point of view