The Tellagami app is basic enough to be kinder-friendly, but versatile enough to challenge older students to create more complex digital pieces. More than that, it has amazing capacity to be used across the content areas for everything from a quick-check activity to an end-product presentation.
First we'll walk you through the features and then give you TEN great ways to start using Tellagami in your classroom.
App OverviewTellagami is a paid app created by Tellagami Labs, Inc. that runs for $4.99 on the App Store. If the budget is tight, the lite version of this app has enough features to create digital products worth your while. Customization and audio clip length are the only limiting factors between the free and paid versions. However, we find that younger students especially do not seem to mind the limits of the free version. Older students can find it a tad disappointing, but still enjoy the app enough to groan when told to switch it off.
The screenshots below give you a preview of the main features this app provides (all from the lite version). This app basically allows students to create a "Gami" which lets them share an audio clip (30 second for lite, 90 for paid) while a customizable character animates against a selected background. Students can choose from pre-made backgrounds to their own. Basically anything that they can pull from their camera roll is fair game. This leaves a lot of opportunity for students to app smash with any variety of apps they may have available.
Let's take a "picture walk" through the app features.
|A simple interface makes this app perfect for younger students. |
|Students can customize their character to match themselves, or|
however they desire.
|A proven kid favorite customization is the emotion panel. Bonus,|
they tap quickly the happy and angry buttons the character appears to dance.
This is sure to get a laugh!
|Students can customize their background by selecting the camera function,|
a photo from their camera roll, or pre-made backgrounds. Bonus feature:
students can doodle on top of their background within the app.
|The ability to share and manage workflow from an app is crucial.|
Students can save their work to their camera roll and share it via LMS,
Google Drive, or whatever workflow app you use.