Teacher Review For Tellagami

Tellagami’s telemetry will not achieve high orbit with teachers

Chris C.
Classroom teacher
Concordia International School Shanghai
Pudong, 31
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 1
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Great with General
How I Use It
I used the Tellagami to introduce a long-term Project Based Learning activity. I hoped that my students would find the digitally animated version of me as noteworthy.
My Take
Tellagami is a mobile app for both Apple and Android products that lets you create animated avatars that speak your own voice, or a voice of your choosing through text-to-speech, with many accents to choose from. You can choose the background of the animated avatar from the few that are preloaded, or you can upload an image of your own. the final product is a short video that has your avatar communicating your message to the viewer. Despite updates, the processing of the video sometimes crashes, forcing a re-do. That can get tiresome. Also, only short videos can be made. I have strung short videos together to form a three-minute Tellagami, but doing so took precious time.