Description: Give your photos a voice with ChatterPix! Chatterpix can make anything talk — pets, friends, doodles, and more! Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice.
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What is this?
Chatter Pix Kids is an iPhone/iPad app. After importing or taking a photo within the app, students draw a line for a mouth. This app allows students to add voice to their photo by recording 30 seconds of audio.
This app features the ability to import a photo, add audio, apply a filter, add text, and export the video to the camera roll. Teachers will learn how to use the Chatter Pix Kids App as a tool to allow students to create products that are integrated into the curriculum.
Chatterpix is a free iOS app that allows you to put tiny mouths on your photos and give them silly voices. I am not making any of this up. Cool things about Chatterpix:
- Easy to use: choose a photo, draw a line for the mouth and record the message. Boom! Done.
- You don’t need to create an account to use it
- It’s free
- You’re limited to 30 seconds of audio, thus focusing students on the essential elements of storytelling.
Basic Ways to Use This For Teaching and Learning:
Chatter Pix Kids can be used as an independent or partner activity in a center to produce a technology integrated product like a book response, story elements, personification, retell/summary, point of view, autobiography, biography, explain your thinking, answer a question, facts, opinions, present research, tell a 30 second story.
Here is a sample video from our very own Kindergarteners in Ms. Neal’s Class! Thank Kate Neal for sharing your ideas with us!
Here’s one of a crab explaining facts about crustaceans:
There are so many ways you could use this in an educational setting:
- have students animate a favorite photo of themselves with messages for a virtual exhibition — great for students with social anxiety issues around presenting;
- record the morning school announcements;
- create a map of a country and give each state it’s own voice;
- have students record bios of famous historical figures (HT Matt Bergman)
“Bios” could actually be recorded for just about anything that will hold still long enough: moss, trees, VW Vanagons, abacuses, graham crackers, more moss, just of a different kind. There’s something about the ability to give silly voices (along with glasses, top hats, scarves and electric guitars) to items and get into the storytelling groove that’s incredibly appealing.In fact, I can pretty much guarantee that if I’d gotten to write dialogues for animated chemistry molecules, I’d’ve passed Chem on the first try:As an educator, you could also record yourself giving instructions for a lesson; modeling that bio of a famous historical figure; create a map of a significant place in a book your class is reading and APP-SMASH: photos + Chatterpix + other photos + Thinglink = APP-SMASH! YES!
Basic Video Tutorial:
Tutorial Basic PDF Instruction Sheets:
Links to Chatter Pix Kids Examples available on YouTube
Video Tutorial and Uses for the Classroom What’s Appening – Chatter Pix Kids
A Quick Intro Video ChatterPix by Duck Duck Moose – Make Anything Talk!
How to Earn Your ChatterPix Badge:
Create a ChatterPix Activity for your students to use in a way that will enhance instruction and communication. Integrate hatterPix into a lesson. Make sure that your students have the opportunity to create and record their voices. Submit a “Reflections After PD” Blog.