Second grade is working on completing their unit on biographies. Students learned about the 921 biography section in the library and, after having time to browse, selected a biography that interested them. They then completed a graphic organizer which listed at least five facts about their person. I stepped in for the production portion of the project.
Students selected an image from Britannica Image Quest, a picture database we subscribe to. We then used Blabberize to make our famous person speak about themselves.
Here are two examples from Mrs. Calabria's class:
What did I learn from this project? Blabberize is as temperamental as ever. I really love their service and the kids do too but I'm not sure I can suggest it's use anymore. I could get about 5 bios recorded and then it just wouldn't work anymore. It took many days of a few kids at a time to get this project done.
If you have alternatives to suggest, please do so! I would love to hear them!