I had so much fun last week with a bunch of second graders, non-fiction books, and the Chatter Pix Kids app!
We decided to use the Chatter Pix Kids app. The app allows you to take any image, draw a mouth on it with your finger, then record a 30-second message. I first found out about it when I was writing my New Years post.
Second graders chose a book, and chose a text feature to write about. They wrote a script with two sentences telling where to find the feature and what it does. Then they snapped a picture of a page in the book showing the text feature, drew a mouth on the screen with their fingers, and recorded themselves reading their script. Easy peasy!
See how they turned out!
If you try this, you’ll have to decide how far you want them to go with the photo editing tools. My rule was that the text feature needed to be visible through the added stickers!
This was a really fun and easy collaboration, and you can probably think of lots of other ways to use the ChatterPix Kids app. I’m looking forward to animating book covers and illustrations with more students!
Have you ever used the Chatter Pix Kids app? Please share in a comment!
Update: I should have told you how the students turned in their videos! Thanks to Lisa Seymour for asking this question on the Library Centers Facebook page! The students saved the videos to the camera roll, using the “share” button in Chatter Kids. Then I tapped on the video in the camera roll and shared/emailed the video to the homeroom teacher.