Third graders at Kaechele went to ancient Greece using Tellagami! To kick off the lesson the students went to Britannica ImageQuest to get a background for their Tellagami. Britannica ImageQuest is an amazing resource that hosts millions of rights cleared images. I love using this site with students because I know that the pictures are age appropriate for the students and legally allowed to be used. The students searched for Ancient Greece to find an image that they liked. Once the students found their picture they saved it to the iPad’s camera roll.
After saving their picture the students launched Tellagami and added their picture as the background. The avatar is random when you launch Tellagami, and that’s the first thing the students want to change. I gave the students a couple of minutes to change their avatar’s gender, clothes, and emotion. We were using the free version so our customization options were a little more limited than the paid version, but the kids don’t mind at all. After the background an avatar were finished the students were ready to record their voices. Each student talked about different important aspects of Greece in their Tellagami. After they were finished the students saved the video to the camera roll and then sent it to me using the Google Work Collector. Check out an example below!