After seeing how Andy Plemmons (a Georgia school librarian in my professional learning community) used Tellagami with his Spine Poetry activity, I shared it with A teacher of World Lit classes. Her classes were visiting the library to create Spine Poems. Since these students are from a high school World Lit class, their task was to create a couple of Spine Poems, but one had to reflect major themes from their recent study of literary criticism and theory. These students amazed us today, and with no demonstration at all, they ran with it. The decision to use it was made about thirty minutes before the first group came, and so it was just suggested students use their own smartphones and help each other out. Here are the results. ENJOY!!
The two above shared straight from Tellagami, and I received a Tellagami Link via email (from the share feature in Tellagami) where I grabbed the embed code. They have their “Gami” border, and I like that visitors can see that we used the app Tellagami to create the spine poems. The others (featured below in the flickr stream) were air dropped to my collaborating teacher from the hard drives of the students’ phones, and so there is no Tellagami border. This was a true learning experience for my CT and I. we had not thought to think through how students would share their work. Surprisingly helpful is the fact that students do not have to have accounts. It is ready to go and use. After playing with the app only a few minutes, we all learned how to work up an avatar, upload a background (in this case their pictured poems), and how to share the finalized products. TOO LATE we learned how to turn and enlarge or reduce the size of our avatars and background pictures. But I do like the app and can think of plenty of other different ways to use it.
These are just a few we captured yesterday. Hoping to see more in the coming days.