Blabberize

Sep 17, 2013 by

Title: Blabberize

Summary:   Blabberize is a website that allows you to speak through a picture.  You can make photos or pictures sing or talk in a 30 second audio clip.  Students can use this feature to manipulate a picture to express what the students want it to say.  Teachers can create resources to retell a story or explain a concept.  The website allows one to search and access a database of blabbers that are ready-mades or create their own.  It is also an easy-to-use website as the instructions are very clear.   Students can record their own voices and they can replay the audio clips to hear themselves.  The completed blabbers can be shared through emails and various social networks.

To find out how to create a blabber, check out:

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Applications:
1. Create a social story for visual learners

2.  Have students create advertisement, summary stories, primers for a lesson, etc.

3. Present a task analysis of the steps visually with verbal instructions for a complex assignment
4. Ask students to talk about an issue or event of their interest and record their voices so that the audio clips can be replayed for them, their peers, and parents to hear what they are saying.   This may help in teaching them articulation for students with speech impairments or boost up their confidence in presentation skills.

5. Teach conversation skills to students with limited expressive communication skills although they may have excellent receptive communication skills

3 Comments

  1. This looks great! But I wonder — could there be all kinds of inappropriate-for-school examples on Blabberize? If it’s open to anyone, I would worry about that. This is an ongoing frustration for me: finding awesome tools, but not being able to use them due to the wide-openness of the web.

    • Hey Laura,

      Hope you are doing well. Yes, there is that concern. This may be one of those tools that we encourage students to use outside of school as they work on projects, etc. or that we use for introducing information but that we do not use in school for the exact reasons you mentioned. It does not, that I know of, have an “educational filter” so it is one of those things that we have to be careful of in the classroom.

      Also, thank you again for sharing your classroom successes. Share them with audiences and they are always well-received. Hope all is well.

      Zachary

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