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Monday, August 6, 2012

Get Your Voki On!

Voki is a fun way of introducing technology into your lessons. Teachers love it because it motivates students to present book reports, projects, read alouds, poems, speeches, or review comprehension of a lesson. Students love it because they can be creative and design their own avatar from lots of character and setting choices. The coolest thing about Voki is it allows you to record your own audio! However, you can also use the text-to-speech feature or use a phone to make your recording. Check out the Voki I just created...

If you want to get started on your own, go to www.voki.com and sign up for a free account. You can start out by browsing through character choices.
Have fun customizing your character with different hair styles, clothing, and bling! There are also options for you to customize the color and size of the character's mouth, eyes, hair, and skin. As well as, tweaking features such as body, height, and width.
Next, select a background for your character's setting. This may take a long time if your like me and browse through tons! And of course, choose how you are going to give your Voki a voice.

Don't forget to Publish your Voki when you are completely finished. You can then share your Voki through email, website link, or embed within your blog or website.
Want to check out some super cute ones? This link has student created examples from a kindergarten class. My favorite is second row down, third across :) Click HERE.

Have fun getting your Voki on!

7 comments:

Mrs. Lundquist said...

I love voki and I love your blog! :)

Miss DeCarbo said...

This is so fun! :) Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Sugar and Spice

The Hands-On Teacher said...

I just found Voki about a month ago and my kiddos are LOVING it!

Marie
The Hands-On Teacher in First!

Sara said...

I'm a new follower to your blog from Technology Tailgate - I'm getting my Masters in Classroom Technology because I absolutely LOVE learning about technology. So, your blog is a perfect resource!

Sara
Miss V's Busy Bees

Nikki Jones said...

I have seen vokis before but have never used them! I bet students would have a blast with them! I hope to implement a project in the computer lab this year using them.

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Tales of a Teachaholic said...

I used voki's as for book reports last year for first and second graders. We just did them as a whole class and this year, I hope to have them do it individually. Love this blog! I am your newest follower! Thanks!
- Michele
MULTIAGE MOMENTS

Cindy said...

This sounds great! I'm definitely looking for different, fun things to get my new group excited about presentations...this looks like one of them!

Also, I nominated you for a few awards. :) Head over to this post to check it out! :)

Cindy
Teach With All the Colors of the Wind

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