Ed Note: It looks like Tellagami is no more, as the web site no longer leads anywhere, and the app is not an the Apple Store. C'est la vie Tellagami!
– KW 9/18/18
Create Quick, Easy Avatar-Animated Videos With This Free SmartPhone App
Nick Combs will be presenting pre-conference workshop, “Teaching with the iPad Grades K-6” and the breakout session “Creation Formation” at the 2015 Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference this November. Come join Nick and hundreds of other passionate educators at the original iPad educational conference November 12th – 14th in Raleigh, NC!
Teachers frequently require students to create and develop “products” – things they write, draw, paint, etc. – based on classroom curriculum. Educators also must determine how this work should be presented and assessed.
In the digital age, content can easily be shared from the classroom to almost anywhere on earth by posting it on the World Wide Web. Pictures and projects are no longer limited to only being put up on the refrigerator door at home or being displayed around on classroom walls!
Of course, if an educator wishes to share student work on the web, they need to avoid sharing images of students and infringing on privacy. Luckily, thanks to fun apps like Tellagami, students can present items or content easily while using an avatar look-alike to share content without infringing on privacy policies.
One excellent app that provides a safe platform for providing student presentations online is Tellagami. This is a beneficial app for elementary, middle, and high school students to share quick content in a safe virtual environment.
The Tellagami app can be used for a variety of content areas and grade levels. Students could share a brief summary of a book, report on a historical place or event, discuss scientific diagrams, or even explain how they created their artwork.
Here is one of my student’s Tellagami videos:
How do you create a Tellagami video?
Creating a Tellagami video is really easy! Just download the free app and follow these steps.
Students decide the look of their character. They can customize their avatars by changing the face, skin tone, hair color, facial expressions, and clothing.
Background images can be added from the camera roll or doodled directly onto the app. Students can even add text or record their voice to provide a more personal touch.
Preview the “Gami” video, save it, and send the URL link to share with others to view.
The Tellagami app is one of the many content development apps available to support your classroom. To find out about more apps for creating content, please come check out my sessions at the upcoming T& L iPad Conference in Raleigh on November 12th -14th. Check out the full conference schedule here: tlipad15.sched.org and feel free to follow me on Twitter @nickcombsedu!