Teacher Review For Tellagami

Great way to add a little humor to directions

Chris C.
Technology coordinator
Heathcote School
Scarsdale, NY
Show More
My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with General
How I Use It
I used Tellagami to create a quick introduction to my classroom. Students enjoyed "seeing" me in a different way and were very interested in full video after having a good chuckle at the animated me. It is very easy to take a picture of a classroom and add a brief explanation over it. The animated me can be re-sized as needed to bet accommodate the picture. The app only let you record limited duration clips, but as standalone greeting they aren't plenty. In addition, you can export the finished Tellagami to your iPad Camera Roll and then import it into other apps like iMovie and ExplainEverything to create longer form products with fun, personalized animations.
My Take
I think it is a great way to add a little humor to a classroom. In addition, it is easy to use with students so it is also a great way to allow them some creativity and a taste of animation (Tellagami isn't real animation, but its more robust than something like Voki).