Make pictures talk. Fun, but silly.

Submitted 8 years ago
Christine F.
Christine F.
Van Wyck Junior High School
Wappingers Falls NY, US
My Rating

My Take

I originally thought this would be a motivating way for students to practice reading aloud. I figured it would be fun for them to animate either a picture of themselves, or an animal or cartoon figure, and then critique and re-record themselves as necessary. Because of its cartoon-like quality, the subject matter of what is read aloud can not be too serious. Also, on the introductory page, the creators (I presume) introduce their site in a mildly inappropriate and potentially offensive manner by using thick accents and several references to "peeing" (from excitement). Unless this changes, I will not use this site with my students. And though I do think they would enjoy it, it doesn't offer anything of educational value in itself.

How I Use It

After uploading a picture, students can crop it and create a custom made mouth. Then they can record their voices, or use something previously recorded. When finished, clicking play will playback the recording while the mouth opens and closes in sync. This process is fun and easy.