Lesson Idea – Using Tellagami to produce a news report

Reblog: Tellagami was described in a Cool Cat Teacher podcast. Interesting free iPad app with description of how it can be integrated into project work.


Firstly, here’s an example of some of the writing produced, inspired by Epic Citadel. I was really pleased with the overall result!


The next stage in the process was to describe the ‘Problem’ aspect of the story. Again wanting a lot of talk before writing, I wanted the children to first produce a news broadcast which would give them the chance to develop their ideas about the havoc the dragon was wreaking on their (now well described!) citadel. I began with a stimulus produced using the fantastic (and free!) Tellagami app. The screenshot below is from a short video clip I made using the app, of a news journalist visiting the citadel and asking for people to be interviewed for the Citadel News at 10. I also produced 3 more clips with interview questions for the town mayor, a resident and George himself.

Children watched these from Showbie, and…

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