This month's blog is authored by LHS Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Misti Bell
Tellagami is a popular app that our teachers are beginning to implement into their lessons. This app allows you to create a gami; a gami is an avatar. You make the decision for how you want your gami to look, act, and speak. Tellagami is a free app; however, there is a paid version if you are looking for more variety for your gami.
Book talks, reports, speeches, and presentations are just a few ways that Tellagami can be used in your classroom. A student will be able to use his own voice to record what his gami will say. Tellagami adds an innovative technology piece to the classroom, providing the student with a hands-on opportunity to create and then present the gami.
A verbal book talk in front of the class with a detailed hand written outline is a method that we are all familiar and comfortable with; however, we, as educators need to integrate what our students are comfortable with as well…technology! As stated in the November, 2014 issue of Edutopia, “ Technology helps make teaching and learning more meaningful and fun.” Tellagami is just one way to do this!
Click here for our brief YouTube video about Tellagami!
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