"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow." --John Dewey

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Blabberize.com … It Speaks for Itself

It isn't every day you find a classroom resource with usefulness that speaks for itself,  but blabberize.com does just that--quite literally.  Visit the website, play the sample blabber on the home page, and I'll bet the bank that you'll have a smile on your face before it's over.  The friendly talking llama entertains and inspires, and will most assuredly convince you to to create your own "blabber."

With Black History month in full swing, and Presidents' Day just around the corner, I'm guessing that there are more than a few oral reports on the horizon in many classrooms.  This year, instead of having your students talk about famous Americans, try having them talk as famous Americans. Upload an image to the blabberize website, use the tool provided to select the lower jaw, and record or upload a narration.  With no additional effort, you will have created an amazing talking picture.

Blabberize lets you make the ordinary written word something extraordinary. Oral reports, book reports, announcements, invitations, instructions, … blog entries, all become a lot more interesting when they're blabberized.  Really.  Judge for yourself.  Which do you prefer?  More importantly, which would speak to your students?

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