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I found the idea on the brilliant Jen Jones' blog, Hello Literacyover winter break and I knew that I wanted to implement it in the classroom when we returned. I would click over to her blog to see how she used it so cute! ChatterPix can be found in the App Store on an iPad.
There are two versions, with one being for kids, so that is the one I downloaded to use in the classroom. The best thing - it's FREE! ChatterPix is a simple app that lets you take a picture of a person or any object and make it talk!
The possibilities for the classroom are endless and let me tell you, students LOVE it! We're starting our biography genre right now, so I thought it would be the perfect chance to integrate this app into our unit.
Each student in my class is becoming an expert on a famous person in preparation for our Living Museum. Their first task is to find out the most important thing about their person. In other words, what was their big accomplishment We used ChatterPix to summarize these accomplishments in a fun way!
Here's a peek at the final product and then I'll walk you through the steps. When students first open the app, they'll see this screen.
They have the option to take a photo or visit the gallery where all past projects are stored. They will want to choose to take a photo. I told them to find a picture from their book that showed their person's entire face.
You also have the option to upload photos from the camera roll though. That's what I did with the Washington photo for this example. I found it online, cropped it, and saved it to my camera roll so I could use it in ChatterPix.
The next screen will prompt students to draw a line with their finger over the mouth or where they want a mouth to be on inanimate objects. Look closely at the photo above and you'll see a white dotted line over Washington's mouth.
Then, the student will hit the red record button. I found it helpful to have my students write down what they wanted their person to say in this instance what is most important to remember about them.
The recorder will count them down - 3, 2, 1 - before starting. When students are finished talking, they will hit the stop recording button.Create, play back and print beautiful sheet music with free and easy to use music notation software MuseScore.
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Music is played while students work in groups discussing, planning or doing language exercises. I choose instrumental music or songs sung in a language that the students do not know, so that they aren’t distracted by the words.