Yesterday, at the Catholic Schools Foundation Summer Tech Conference at Boston College I saw a fantastic panel discussion on using technology in K-2 classrooms. One of the really neat things that I saw was an example of students using Morfo 3D Faces to create short biographies. Morfo 3D Faces is an iPad app that you can use to create a talking picture of person’s face. You can take a picture of a person or you can take a picture of a picture of a person (think taking a picture of a picture of George Washington). Once you’ve captured the picture you can customize the face by altering the eyes, mouth, and nose to move as you talk. After customizing the picture you can record yourself talking.
In the example that I saw yesterday students used Morpho 3D Faces to create short biographies about historical figures that they learned about in their history lessons. Students recorded themselves talking as if they were the historical figure. Students gave pieces of information like birthdate, what the person is known for, and when the person died.