Techy Time: Mad Lips

One of my students' very favorite apps to use is MadLips. Everyone always thinks I am talking about MadLibs where you fill in the blank, but this isn't even similar. This app allows students to record their voices while they video heir lips then add them to a picture to create a report.
Sounds a little on the weird side right? I promise you, they will have you laughing and learning the whole time.

There are both free and paid versions of the app, so that you can try it out before you buy it. I stuck to the free version for a while, but like a few of the options like longer videos, and different backgrounds that the paid version offers. For $2.99 is was well worth it for me.

To create a MadLips you open up the app.

Choose a picture from those provided or from a Bing search.

Record yourself talking while the app videos your lips through the forward facing camera.

Size the lips to fit your picture.

Watch your video!
It really is simple, and students love it. The first time we did it I thought I was really going to have to walk students through it, but they caught on faster than I did. What's new, I know. We played around with the app a few times, but have also done several reports using it. This works extraordinarily well with students who are too shy to speak in front of their peers. Instead, they get to play the video, but still give their classmates the same great content.

We have done reports on:
Famous Texans
Important leaders in the community
And there are many more to come

Give it a try, and let me know what you think in the comments!


  1. I have a particular student in mind that would go WILD with this app! I'm going to have to check it out! Thanks for the suggestion!!!

    We are going to be publishing books in May--definitely see a use for it there! :)

    1. I love to have them record their writing! It is such a great way to encourage revision!

  2. This sounds like fun! I will definitely have to try it! :)

    1. My students and I both love it! I am sure that you will too!


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