Monday, September 3, 2012

Having Fun With Morfo

Time to have some fun!!  

We have been working hard over the past few weeks, so it was time to take a break and have some fun with the iPads!

The Morfo app was the perfect app for some fun!  

The kids took a picture of themselves and then they morphed themselves!  They were able to change their hair, face, etc.  They were then able to record their voices and the morphed face would speak their words! 

We were even able to add some rock n' roll hair and music!

Even though this was a fun experience, we used it for educational purposes.  After playing around, we got to work!

I use elbow partners on a daily basis, where they turn and have a conversation with their partner.
Instead of elbow partners we used the Morfo app.  We used the app to review our Social Studies unit of financial literacy.  They were asked to define three words from our unit.  For example, "A consumer is someone who buys things."  After they recorded their voices, they switched iPads with their elbow partner and listened to their recording!  Not only did they review the words they chose, but they also reviewed the vocabulary words from their partner.  This was definitely more time consuming than elbow partners, but we had a BLAST doing it!

**We also used this app on the first day of school.  The students recorded three things about themselves and how they would go home on the first day of school, so they were already familiar with this app before using it for this Social Studies assignment.