Thursday Techday: Our New Favorite APP

My 3rd graders pretty much love anything that is on the iPad. How I wish I had one for each of them instead of only one! Recently I introduced them to a new app and we have totally fallen in love with it. If you haven't tried it out yet I highly recommend it. It is called "Face Talker" and is available for FREE in the iTunes store. It's available for both iPad and iPhone.


This app makes biography projects so much fun. We have just finished our President's Day projects. Each student was assigned a president and researched him using Fact Monster. They then chose about three facts to share. Using pictures that we downloaded from Discovery Education (you could use any copyright friendly site), they created their project. Here are examples of students' work.

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We have also done a math project with Face Talker. Students drew polygons, colored and cut them out, and we photographed them with the iPad. They then made videos about their polygon, describing the properties of each shape.

This is so much fun that I'm sure we will come up with other projects between now and the end of school. Have you done anything like this with your students? Please share in the comments.

2 comments

  1. What a great idea of having them video themselves to give reports. My kiddos use story kit to write a story and record themselves telling it. I use it as a publishing tool.

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  2. This would also be great for the difference between formal and informal language!

    Alyssha
    Teaching and Tapas: 2nd Grade in Spain

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