Characters Come to Life with Chatterbox
Type of technology: Application
SAMR Model Rating: Augmentation
Grade level: All Grades
Subject area: All Subject Areas
Have you ever wanted to make an ordinary picture come to life? Now you can with an application called Chatterbox. With this app, you can turn any picture into an animation. Simply take a picture of something you want to animate, record what you want to say, and adjust the pitch. That’s it! You can easily create a fun clip or video that compliments curriculum in your classroom.
This app was used in a Transitional Kindergarten classroom to make Bono the Monkey come to life. Students and teachers recorded their voices, so Bono could share the classroom and school rules. The clips were put together in iMovies to create a class video. Students enjoyed recording their voices, adjusting the pitch, and watching Bono’s animated face. It is a user-friendly app that 4 and 5 year olds were able to be successful with. One tip is to record students in a quiet area due to background noise. This app can easily enhance your curriculum by animating a person or animal that relates to your unit of study.
Here is a sample of what Chatterbox can do.
Here is a video…