Monday, March 23, 2015

Tech Tuesday 3-24

Happy Tuesday!

There are just a few more weeks of this linky having a Tech focus before we change things up a little bit. Please be sure to join in with a tech idea this week and/or next!

Here's How to Participate:

1- Write about your tech idea on your blog and grab the image above to include in your post. Make sure to link back to this post.
2- Add your link up below
3- Leave a comment on someone's post
4- Share the linky party on your choice of social media

I am sharing out about a fun app you can use with almost any age of students. It is easy and can be a great way for students to share information or explain their learning. Even better, it's super engaging! It's Telagami! Students are able to design an Avatar, choose a background, and record a message for the Avatar to read. They can take photos to use as the background or choose from scenes provided. They can choose to have the Avatar sound like their voice or sound like a voice provided by the app. Then, they can export and share their video clip!

There is a free version and a paid version of the app. The paid version has more background and choices when designing avatars. It will also allow you to create longer video clips. I've been able to get away with just using the free version for now, but I think the paid version could be really worth it!

They give you a step by step so you will know how to navigate the app:

I have had my students use this app when they are creating a video that we will send out to audiences beyond our classroom. For example, we were making a video for the community about a food drive and this enabled me to comfortably send this video out to parents without feeling like I am exposing my students. Our class created an avatar and recorded the necessary information. They chose to the food drive collection site as the background. They have also used this when reporting out information in research projects and reading writing pieces. This could be a fun way to send home classroom updates created by students. It does not take a lot of time!

Here is a Gami I made just now and will likely send home to my students next week over our Spring Break. Can you see the possibilities with your students?

Click Here to View My Gami

I hope you will link up if you have a tech idea and pick up a tech tip from a fabulous teacher below!


  1. That sounds like a fun app and I'm sure students would love using it! I like the idea of allowing students to be able to send out videos, but still be anonymous. Great idea Marie! :)

  2. Your spring break Gami is adorable! I love the idea of sending this out to students while they're away for a sweet reminder. I am trying to be more tech savvy so this app is a great way to start. Thanks Marie!

    Teach Talk Inspire

  3. This looks like such a fun app. I am going to have to check it out over spring break. It would make a great project for my kiddos to show our parents during open house next month. Thanks for sharing!

    Luv My Kinders

  4. Thanks for linking up with me! There are so many tech tip linkies out there, but it's nice to link up with a few different ones. Definitely exciting to reach new viewers! The app you wrote about looks so interesting. Wish I had iPads for my students to use!

    Techie Turtle Teacher

  5. I've seen this app before, but I wasn't sure how to use it "educationally". I like your idea of using it to send classroom updates. I'm thinking it would be fun to upload a student-created Weekly Highlights message to my class blog.

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