This week's tech tip will get giggles and shrieks of delight from your students- guaranteed! Blabberize is just so much fun for kids! This particular tool is excellent for helping students develop their oral language skills while presenting information in a fun and engaging way. Students can create a blabber to share their knowledge on a topic.
How it can be used:
- Retell a story
- Explain a topic
- Describe a historic event
- Explain a character's point of view
- Describe a process
Why it is great for ELLs:
ELLs, especially those still in the lower levels of English acquisition, often feel "put on the spot" when asked to speak- making it an uncomfortable experience. Even more so if they are presenting in front of a group. Blabberize is a tool that allows students to explain what they know and demonstrate knowledge in a low key, comfortable way. They can re-record until they are happy with the final result. And well, let's face it.....the final result is ALWAYS amusing!
Here's a quick video tutorial showing you how to make your own blabber: