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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tellagami in the Classroom

The favorite part of my job as an Integration Specialist is when I get to sit down with a teacher and introduce and work with them on a technology that can be integrated seamlessly into their classroom.  I had that opportunity yesterday with Brenda Klawonn (@bklawonnNE).  She teaches American History and does a great job of incorporatig the iPads into her classroom.

Her students are currently studying about the propaganda that was used during World War I and Mrs. Klawonn wanted to know if I had any new technologies or ideas up my sleeve.  I recommended that we integrate the Tellagami app into her classroom.  Together, we sat down and took the poster analysis worksheet that her students would have used as they analyzed their World War I posters and digitized this assignment in to time using Tellagmi.  Here is the example I created to show her students:

Tellagami is an app that allows the user to create thirty second movies that are called "Gamis."  The best thing about this app is that it allows for a tremendous amount of creativity. The user can customize the avatars clothing and voice and appearance.  A finished Gami can be emailed, saved to the Camera roll (great for iMovie integration), Tweeted or posted to Facebook.

I also like the fact that it is easy to App Smash with Tellagami.  Our Spanish teachers @RHulsHuls and @Kmcneese1 have their students create weather maps using the Pic Collage app, import their weather map into the background of Tellagami, then have their students create Gamis that have their character forecasting the weather in Spanish.  Here is an example:

If you haven't tried Tellagami, download it and integrate it into your classroom. Your students will love it!  Here are some of the Gamis that were created by Mrs. Klawonn's students.

1 comment:

  1. This is a cool app that kids would love to use. If we had access to iPads or iPods this would be an awesome way for kids to present a short report or an introduction of themselves at the beginning of the school year. Hopefully this will be something available to all elementary students in our corporation in the not too distant future.



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