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ChatterPix Kids! What are you waiting for?

ChatterPix Kids is a free iPad app that students can use to turn pictures into talking pictures. To create a talking picture just snap a picture with your iPad or import a picture from your iPad’s camera roll. After taking the picture just draw in a face and tap the record button to make your picture talk. Your recording can be up to thirty seconds in length. Before publishing your talking picture you can add fun stickers, text, and frames to your picture. Finished Chatter Pix projects are saved to your camera roll and from there you can export it to a number of services including YouTube. 

ChatterPix Kids doesn’t require students to create an account in order to use the service. Using the app could be a great way to get students to bring simple stories to life.



This can be used for many different things in the classroom.
1. Use it at the start of the year as an introduction

2. Social Studies
Students can save an image of a historical figure, draw an picture, with Doodle Buddy, of the historical figure or dress up as a historical figure and record an about me piece. They can act as a reporter and report on a historical event from a particular perspective.

3. Geography
Students can use a photo or draw a picture, with Doodle Buddy, of a destination and act as a travel reporter.

4. Literacy
Writing: Students can plan, compose and write the script.
Oral Language: Use to develop expression, tone, pace and intonation.
Reading: Take a photo of the front page of a book and record a .30 second book review, draw a character from the book, take a photo and then record the narration of the character offering an explanation for their actions.

5. Math
Students can create a math problem & draw an illustration in Doodle Buddy to go with it. They can then create a ChatterPix using the illustration to explain the problem.

ChatterPix Kids Help
Video Tutorial courtesy of WeGo Tech Team

Video Tutorial courtesy of #EdTech4Beginners



http://ictintheclassroom.edublogs.org/2015/04/07/chatterpix-and-chatterkids-app/
http://lamansterms.blogspot.com/2015/01/chatter-pix-in-classroom.html

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  1. This could also be used to make social stories for those kiddos who need them. :)

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