A couple weeks ago in the post “3 Quick Lesson Plan Ideas That Utilize Technology”, we explored some ways in which animation web sites could be used in the classroom. These types of tools were new to me and struck me, and readers who commented, as a great way to engage students in preparing assignments, reports, or projects.
I had a lot of fun getting hands-on and trying out GoAnimate (as illustrated in this video blog post), and I’ve been looking forward to exploring Voki, the other site suggested by guest writer Rebecca Garland in that post.
This weekend I spent some time with Voki, and had fun learning about Voki’s resources for educators, and creating and using my own Avatar. In the video below, I show how easy it was to create a customized speaking avatar using Voki. In the rest of the post, I discuss some of Voki’s resources for educators.
Creating a Voki Avatar
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