Voki in the classroom

I've been playing around with Voki this evening. Check it out! I've just added one to my sidebar.

I'm planning to begin using Vokis in my classroom. I made one this morning that gives instructions for one of my literacy workstations. While I was working on that, it came to me that this might be a GREAT way to communicate with some of my parents.

About 30% of my students parents do not speak English. Now, I don't speak Spanish, but there are several people at my school who do, & it would just take a few minutes for them to record a message using Audacity, then I could upload the Spanish to the Voki. HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE?
There are a couple ways Vokis can be delivered-- you can email a retrieval link, or embed the code on a blog (or on my classroom Moodle). I think I have hit on an idea here!

A couple more thoughts for uses in the classroom:
  • Delivering instructions to a small group via the computer while I work with another small group.
  • Students could create their own Vokis & then type in text for the Voki to read. Maybe a story or report?
I know there must be TONS more I could do with this in the classroom. Please comment & leave me your ideas!

6 comments:

  1. I really need to give the Voki a try! I think my kids would LOVE it! I like the idea of them reading a poem for April and then posting it. That would very cool!

    Julie
    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher

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  2. I posted a couple weeks ago about Vokis. My kiddos are using them to publish their poems.

    tekyteach.blogspot.com

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  3. I posted about VOKIs about a week agao- Check it out. My kids are having so much fun creating their own! They have lots of neat uses- there is a list at this link: scroll to the bottom. Fun stuff! Leslie at Fab in First
    http://fabinfirst.blogspot.com/search/label/technology

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  4. Such a fun tool!!! I've already used in on Facebook and on my school website.

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  5. Me again, I just have to say I'm having so much fun incorporating voki into my classroom. I'm not sure where I first discovered this awesome tool, but it was you who gave me the idea to use it as an avatar on my blog and school website. Thank you so much!

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  6. I know- right?! It is SUCH a fun tool! I've used it in my classroom to introduce workstation rotations & directions. The kids loved it! I am planning to have my kiddos present their solar system reports on Voki, too! Can't wait!

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