Annotate an image with speech bubbles. This is another free app that allows you to take an image with your camera or choose an existing image from your camera roll. Once you have selected an image you can then annotate using the pre-set speech bubbles. Speech bubbles can be modified by changing the background colour, font size, font type, font colour, changing the direction of the bubble’s tail, adding shadow effects etc.
The finished product can be emailed or saved to your camera roll. If saved to your camera roll you can then use the image within other apps.
The app is simple for students to use, you only need to double tap to get speech bubbles, and then double tap the bubble to edit and add text.
There are a number of ways in how this app could be used in the languages classroom. Students could
- create revision cards
- write about an image
- use as a brainstorming activity
- create a series of images and then use to record a story in an animation app such as 30Hands or create an ebook
The free version has advertisements, which I always find vaguely annoying, however given the simplicity of the app and the possible uses, this annoyance can be easily ignored.