In 5th grade, my students write a simulated journal entry each year as part of our "Going West" unit in language arts. They imagine that they are Merriwether Lewis, William Clark, or Sacagawea and write about their trip west. Blabberize is a way for my students to make this project come alive. I am going to use this in the upcoming school year. My students will still go through the writing process as usual and construct a final draft. After that, they will upload a drawing or clip art of their character and Blabberize it, reading their final draft as the script. This will also make presenting the journals more engaging for the students. I will post their Blabs on our class web site for parents to view.
Blabberize could also be used in telecollaborative projects. My Blabberized simulated journals could be expanded to include several historical figures, and shared with other classes. Students could Blab about books they've read, research topics, themselves, and more!
Here is a YouTube video that offers a quick tutorial for teachers or students on how to make a Blabber. This site provides teachers with skills needed, safety/security concerns, and possible uses of Blabberize in the classroom.