Thursday, November 29, 2012


The resource for today is called Voki.

What is Voki?
Voki is an avatar creation program. Each avatar is actually a speaking avatar that can be used on blogs, profiles, or in e-mail messages. It can be used for many different reasons and within many different lessons.

Is it free?
Voki is free for all users. But, if you want some upgraded resources or tools, you can sign up for Voki Classroom. This service is $29.95 for a year or $44.95 for TWO years. Below are the perks for each account:

What will Voki bring to your classroom?
This product can prove to be beneficial in all different grades throughout the education system. From using it in the Kindergarten classroom to create an avatar to support their reading skills to using it in 6th grade classrooms for students to do a 60 second presentation on a famous American to a college student doing a quick reading on pedagogy. This tool brings an easier way to create a safe representation of yourself by using a character instead of your own face, giving the avatar a voice to use in presentations. 

How do I use Voki?
Below, I will show you the steps of using Voki.

Step 1: Begin customizing your avatar. Select your character, customize the looks, add your own voice via voice, text, or phone, and then add a background.

Step 2: Publish and share with friends.

Here's my example!


How can I use Voki in my classroom?
Below is a list of ways that this tool can be utilized in the classroom:

-Use when giving speeches
-Inquiry or inferencing questions
-Summarize a story in 30 seconds
-Use when discussing family trees
-Identify the rules for new students
-Use to share spelling words for the week
-Use when working on persuasion projects
-Use to answer daily questions in the morning
-Have students use when working on phonics or reading
-Presentation on oneself to allow others to 'get to know' you
-Create different movie trailers for books that have been read
-Use to share foreign language phrases in foreign language classrooms
-Allow students to show their understanding of a topic in the classroom
-Use as a teaser of what the days events will hold - specific subjects you're going to go over
-Vocabulary words - describe the word, definition, how you could use it, part of speech, etc.

Honestly, the possibilities are ENDLESS.

How would YOU use Voki in your classroom? Answer in the comments on this post!

1 comment:

  1. I use Voki as a way for students to create biography book reports. I embed their creations on my classroom website.

    I also use various Vokis around the website to help explain what is available and also to make the site more fun and interesting.