“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” By Clay P. Bedford


Tellagami is a newer Apple and Android the allows you to create talking avatars. Similar to Voki’s you can have students create and show their knowledge. Tellagami is simple, user-friendly and FREE!

Steps to creating a “Gami”

1. Click on Create

2. Chose your character, emotion and background

3. Record or Type your message.

4. Save and Share

Here is my “Gami” message for you: https://tellagami.com/gami/A2C4QF/

As my Gami stated, this is a great App to have students demonstrate mastery of skills but also integrating technology and 21st century skills seamlessly. Having students explain their knowledge allows for higher order thinking. I like that you can either type your responses  or record  allowing you to differentiate. Creating Tellagami’s infuses Common Core:  Speaking and Listening Anchor Standards along with other Common Core and/or Essential Standards efficiently. Here are my top 5 ways you can use Tellagami in your classroom:

1. After reading ________ (fill in the blank book) have the students create an avatar that looks like the character summarizes the book.

2. Have students describe a vocabulary word and use it in a sentence.

3. Create avatars to read their poems

4. Create an avatar that looks like them and explaining any concept that you are working on such as rock cycle, simple machines, adding and subtracting fractions etc.

5. Create avatars to persuade the audience (Ex: voting for a candidate)

I would love to hear how you use Tellagami App in your classroom, please share in the comments.

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  3. jennifer allen said:

    Thanks for the great ideas! I am an elementary school librarian, and I was introduced to the Tellagami app by another elementary librarian this past summer. I have used it with 3rd graders who created their own story that followed the organization of the story “Tough Boris”. I am looking forward to my 5th graders recording their persuasive summary from their country research (their goal is to convince their classmates that the country they researched would make the best vacation ever!). I am so excited to put some of your ideas to use ~ thanks for sharing.

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