Sometimes we just wanna have fun.
It is Halloween and we have some fun apps to take a look at. These might not be your daily used apps but they definitely have a purpose in the classroom. Take a day or two to try these in your classroom and have some fun.
This app allows students to create a 30 second video out of any image or self portrait. The students can choose the location of the eyes and mouth where they want them animated. After the image is set, students can voice over the images, and they look as if they are speaking.
Use this app to have students explain their thinking or impersonate an expert. Best of all this app is just a fun way to get the students motivated. Enjoy!
This Web 2.0 tool allows you to animate any photo so it appears to speak. Just specify where the lips or the jaw is located and add your recording. Then record your speech and create.
Teachers can use this tool to assign homework or make comments on their webpage. Students can use it publish their writing, make speeches from first person perspective, or practice reading aloud. It is a useful tool for everyone!
Common Core Connection
Have students verbalize their thought process with one of these apps. Explain the process and have Sir Isaac Newton explain his contributions to science and math. Or perhaps Abraham Lincoln tells his story and his position on slavery. What a great way to meat CCSS.ELA W 6 (Use technology to publish writing)!