Tellagami  – Think of the Possibilities….

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While on Twitter I recently learned about the Tellagami App  and immediately I started thinking about how much fun it would be for students while allowing them to create ways to share their learning.  Formative and summative assessments might just be more engaging using Tellagami!

Tellagami reminds me a little of creating a Voki Avatar (http://Voki.com), a web-based tool.  Tellagami seems to be easier and quicker to learn and share, but has less free customization options that a Voki avatar offers.

Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated video called a Gami.  This app is designed for Android devices, iPhones, and iPads.  Get it on iTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tellagami/id572737805?mt=8 or Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tellagami.Tellagami

This app is EASY TO USE
Create a Gami in 3 easy steps:
1 – Customize a character and choose your background
2 – Record your voice or type a message for your character to say
3 – Share your Gami on Facebook, Twitter or send via text or email

Some of its FEATURES and a video tutorial makes it easy to find and use them.
• Mix and match your character & background
• Record your voice or type a message
• Resize character and place it in the scene
• Personalize with a photo background
• Share via Facebook, Twitter, email or SMS
• View Gami as a web URL on all devices

Possibilities for using Tellagami with students.

Here are some ideas for students in different classes:

  • Math – create mini lessons on shapes, theorems, or proofs; create an animated dictionary of mathematical terms.
  • Language Arts – create mini book reports or character studies for readings; prepare grammar lessons; describe characters from a book and let other students guess the character being described; create an animated dictionary of vocabulary.
  • Social Studies – create newscasts reporting on historical events;  give directions from a given spot on a map and have others follow the directions to find the destinations;  pretend to be a historical figure and tell their famous historical events from their points of view; create a debate between characters on two gamis
  • Science – prepare a documentary on elements in the periodic table;  describe biological attributes of things in nature/body parts; prepare reports on constellations and the stories that go with them; create an animated dictionary of scientific terms.
  • Art – pretend to be a famous artist and create an abbreviated autobiography; be a museum curator and describe a piece of art that could be displayed next to it in the museum.
  • Music – Create a musical tribute to a composer including a brief musical recording of his/her work.

What other possibilities can you think of for your students?

Resources for even more ideas and information.  This article was inspired by:

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About napmath

I recently retired from full-time teaching. I taught students in High School math classes from Basic Math through AP Calculus. I have been into integrating technology into my classes since 1981. I am Nationally Board Certified, am the proud recipient of a Presidential Award of Excellence in Math Teaching, text book author, Golden Apple Scholar, Certified SMART Board Trainer, Regional Technology Teacher of the Year, and give workshops across the country - geometry, Common Core, mathematics, Interactive Whiteboards, and technology. I am currently working as an adjunct faculty member at Illinois Wesleyan University and authoring books for SMART Boards and Promethean Boards with Vision Technology. http://visionstechnology.com/
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One Response to Tellagami  – Think of the Possibilities….

  1. Love this app. I discovered it late this school year so will have to use it next year. Thanks for the review.

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