www.blabberize.com is a free resource that allows you to make any picture talk. I have worked with this resource for a couple of years now. It can be really hilarious. You upload a picture, use the online tools to outline out the mouth, and record a narration. The picture then talks to you. You can upload more then one picture and have the talk to each other.
While this can be entertaining I believe this can be an excellent instructional tool. Here are some ideas for using it with students:
1. Students upload a picture of an animal or insect. They then narrate an oral report as that animal or insect that provides information they have learned about it.
2. Students upload a picture of Abraham Lincoln and provide narration about him, interview questions, or dictate a speech in response to something.
3. Students can introduce a story character or respond to a situation as a character in a story.
This can be an excellent tool to showcase a digital story. As with other digital storytelling projects the focus is on writing a script, editing the script and narration. The project can then be published online for students to share and view.