How I Use It
The beauty of Chatterpix is that it can be used across a wide variety of curriculum for a multitude of purposes. Think of anything you would want a student to be able to explain to verify their knowledge of a topic or skill. Chatterpix is an easy and engaging way for students to respond to teacher prompts. Personally in my second grade classroom we've used Chatterpix to retell a story, "publish" and share a written paragraph, explain how to stay save in severe weather, describe the differences between urban, suburban and rural areas, describe their addition strategy for solving an equation and explaining how to be a responsible digital citizen. The app is not only so very versatile for any use you may have in the classroom, but it encourages high student engagement. That's a win-win in my book!
Overall I have been very pleased with the Chatterpix app. It is easy to use for young students, allowing me as the only teacher in the room to be a facilitator for student learning instead of troubleshooting technology. The simplicity of the app makes it versatile for a multitude of uses in the classroom. The novelty of the app makes it engaging for students, resulting in high student interest. Due to the nature of the app only requiring a student to record their voice, this allows for all students of all levels to find success, regardless of their reading skill or writing ability. The only change I would suggest would be to lengthen the amount of time from 30 seconds to one minute. Some students, especially my ELL students, need a bit more time to think through their word choice, resulting in slower speech as they record their answers. Allowing for a longer recording would give these students an opportunity to share the same amount of information as their classmates.