Teacher Review for Tellagami

Engaging tool for giving instructions or introductions

Emily S.
Technology coordinator
Holly Hills Elementary School
Denver, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I LOVE using tellagami with students and with teachers. It is a great way to give voice to assignments or directions while still keeping student identity safe. Saving to the camera roll is also a safe way to share student work. My district does not allow students to publish to youtube, and with tellagami, it is not necessary. Because you can save your "gami" or movie to the camera roll of your ipad, you can combine several 30 second "gamis" together or combine it with other apps, which is called app smashing. Tellagami is a great tool to use for giving instructions. If you have math and/or literacy work stations or centers, you can record short instructions with a picture of the work station in the background. Especially for younger students, reading directions for what to do at a center or remembering the procedure can be difficult. Making short recording, saving it to the camera roll, and uploading it to your google drive or dropbox will allow you to get a link that you can turn into a QR code. Then students can scan and play the movie to get directions as many times as necessary. Here are some other ways that I have used Tellagami in the classroom: - students and/or teachers create movie to introduce themselves - students create commercials with picture of products in the background - students debate an issue - create a character profile or "guess who" game by listing character traits (other students can try to guess which character it is if the description is good) - students publish a story using a tellagami character as the narrator -send teachers quick reminders about meetings, due dates, and upcoming events (students could be given homework or field trip reminders)
My Take
I think tellagami is a great, engaging tool for sharing directions, information, and it's a safe digital way for students to share video.