Tellagami is an app that allows uers to create video content on their ipad. It allows for the the combination of voice and photo backgrounds to create customised 3D avatars. It is another fun way of encouraging digital storytelling, as well as speaking, reading and writing in the languages classroom. Last week I gave this app a go in my Year 7 class. Students were to write a script about our current topic “Kamu melakukan apa?” “What are you doing?”, and then get their script proofread and corrected by me.
Once the script was completed, students were to create their 3D avatar Tellagami, complete with their voice recording.
I really liked using Tellagami in my classroom as it is a very simple app to use, and the process of actually creating a movie similar to my student sample is quite fast and very easy. Users have the option of picking the gender of their avatar, and then have the option of changing their avatar’s facial attributes, emotions, clothing and background image. For the background you can use an image from your camera roll or select one of the apps pre-loaded options. There is a limitation in that you can only audio record scenes for 30 seconds. However, if you wanted to make a longer movie, you can save your 30 second scenes into your camera roll and then use them in another app like iMovie.
This is a really fun app and my students were very excited in the prospect of creating their own talking avatar. It is an excellent app that really engaged my students and assisted them in learning a language.