Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Technology Tuesday: Chatterkids Digital Citizenship

Every year, teachers in my district have to teach 4 district provided lessons in September about Digital Citizenship.  The 4th lesson is about copyright and so it makes sense that the librarian teaches that one.  Copyright is an especially hard concept to teach to the younger grades out of the blue.  I think they understand it more when we revisit it with our research units in the spring.

Anyway, this week we are doing the district provided videos, but I decided to kick it up a notch and add a fun app called ChatterPix Kid to the mix.  
This is a fun app that makes anything talk.  All you have to do is take a picture, draw a mouth and record.  After watching the district copyright video and discussing why it is not ok to take someone's work without giving them credit, I had the students get iPads and create a video explaining it in their own word.  The took a picture of a book cover or a computer, recorded their explanation and then I allowed them to add stickers to their video.  What fun!

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