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10 things to do with Voki

This was originally posted by Simon Evans on 1 Sept 2011. This is cross-posted as part of the transition of Software for Learning to Enabling e-Learning.

image from mr thompsons classroom

Find out about Voki. Below are a number of ideas to get you started with using Voki in the classroom

  • Creating Vokis – online animated characters that speak.  Creating an animated character and giving it a voice is real fun to do and breaks down the inhibitions that students often have when faced with recording themselves speaking in English.
  • Learn a foreign language – Use voki to motivate students to practice speaking in a personalized way. 
  • Reviewing vocabulary and grammatical structures- Use voki to isolate and highlight particular terminology. The example here is with learning Spanish as a second language but the lesson holds true regardless of language of choice.
  • Character Analysis – Use Voki to deliver a speech in character. This example is from George Orwell’s Animal Farm but the principle’s hold for any literary deconstruction.
  • Research a famous Explorer of the 16th century.  Students work in groups to create a Voki which is designed to reflect their chosen explorer. Audio is included which explains their exploits as explorers.

Other lesson plans can be found on the Voki site. A variety of curriculum foci are covered.

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