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A designer lessons article by George Chilton
Voki is a web 2.0 application with plenty of scope for classroom use, ideally with young learners and teenagers. Providing an editable avatar, Voki allows the students, or the teacher, to give a character a voice. The final product can be shared over a number of web-based channels.
There are hundreds of applications for this tool, both in the classroom and at home, and I’m covering a couple of ideas with you here.
- Voki is two-tier platform – with both paid (Voki Classroom) and free versions available to the public. Registration is required in both cases
- Students personalise avatars, selecting facial features, clothes and accessories. Paid version features celebrity avatars
- Students give the character a voice; recording directly with microphone, uploading a sound file, or using the built-in text-to-speech application
- The character can be shared on social networking sites, e-mailed, imbedded into…
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