Bring your pictures to life with the app ChatterPix Kids! This is an awesome iPad/iPhone app and has endless possibilities. Your students will LOVE it. With this app all you have to do is upload a picture, record your voice and the app will create a movie that looks like the picture is talking! In the past, I have used this app with photos of famous Americans. Recently I worked with a first grade class and we used the app for Black History month. Students used the app to tell about famous black Americans that they had been studying. We did something a little differently this time and it turned out so adorable. Take a look at one of our videos below...
This time, instead of uploading a photo students drew pictures of their person. They are SO cute and it really made all of the difference. We started with a line drawing of a head. This will make it easier for young students to draw their person and makes them large enough for a nice scan. You can find the one I used here. After students drew their pictures, I scanned them and loaded them on the iPads through Dropbox.
Students also completed research on their famous American. You can have them complete this page which will help when they record in the app. After completing the page, they can buddy up and practice reading to their partner. This is great for fluency! :-)
Have fun creating!