Elizabeth Magnotta ESL Professional March 11, 2011 I AM VOKI ! WHO AM I ? & WHAT CAN I DO?
<ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>ESL Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Real World Context </li></ul><ul><li>Difficultie...
<ul><li>Voki is a technology: </li></ul><ul><li>It allows you to create your own personal avatar </li></ul><ul><li>Customi...
<ul><li>Multiple ways of recording audio messages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record your  voice via:  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Publishing your </li></ul><ul><li>VOKI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>share you V...
<ul><li>Many practical applications of VOKI </li></ul><ul><li>Recording student speech </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporation of ...
<ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Students study/learn a list of new vocab words </li></ul><ul><li>They use VOKI to: </...
<ul><li>Online component: </li></ul><ul><li>Question & Answer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher creates his/her own VOKI </li>...
<ul><li>Grammaticality Judgments:  </li></ul><ul><li>Students correct errors in sentences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher cr...
<ul><li>Science classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fourth Grade  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author of lesson plan: </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relatively easy to get started </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The set up is user...
<ul><li>Innovative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills primarily used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul></ul></u...
<ul><li>Goodbye  </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for listening! </li></ul>THE END <ul><li>Wrapping things up!...
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  1. 1. Elizabeth Magnotta ESL Professional March 11, 2011 I AM VOKI ! WHO AM I ? & WHAT CAN I DO?
  2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>ESL Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Real World Context </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>OVERVIEW OF POWERPOINT <ul><li>VOKI Introduction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http ://www.voki.com/php/viewmessage/? chsm=f38dd763549fd3f359f0774465b278f8&mId=606789 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Throughout the PowerPoint presentation there is an accompanying narration given by VOKI. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please follow the links in each slide to the corresponding VOKI. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Voki is a technology: </li></ul><ul><li>It allows you to create your own personal avatar </li></ul><ul><li>Customize your avatar’s appearance and voice </li></ul><ul><li>Relay audio messages in a unique and personal way </li></ul>INTRODUCTION: <ul><li>VOKI Introduction continued </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.voki.com/php/viewmessage/?chsm=cee640464d78443791d64c841a0c6046&mId=606804 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Multiple ways of recording audio messages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record your voice via: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>microphone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Upload an audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Use the text box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliver the message using a VOKI voice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>27 different languages available </li></ul>HOW YOUR VOKI WORKS <ul><li>How it works! </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.voki.com/php/viewmessage/?chsm=74afea010740891f9cf07adab31ca296&mId=606805 </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Publishing your </li></ul><ul><li>VOKI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>share you VOKI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Venues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>& </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>network sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And more …. </li></ul></ul>HOW YOUR VOKI WORKS (CONT.) <ul><li>How it works continued </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.voki.com/php/viewmessage/?chsm=98398aa18ffc21565973b4ced803372c&mId=606806 </li></ul><ul><li>(Note: embedding turned out to be problematic …) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Many practical applications of VOKI </li></ul><ul><li>Recording student speech </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporation of writing/audio </li></ul><ul><li>Communication with ‘Pen Pals’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased exposure to native English speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased dialogue in the target language between students and classmates </li></ul></ul>USING VOKI IN THE ‘ESL’ CLASSROOM <ul><li>ESL Applications </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.voki.com/php/viewmessage/?chsm=b3d4a22893ceec1d8333933fb49c6d48&mId=606808 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Students study/learn a list of new vocab words </li></ul><ul><li>They use VOKI to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record their: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pronunciation of the new word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of the new word in a complete sentence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VOKI can give the students the opportunity to be creative and fun as they are studying the new words </li></ul></ul>ESL ACTIVTIES: <ul><li>ESL Classroom: Activity 1 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.voki.com/php/viewmessage/?chsm=f8793dfcd1f41bde460232a1b9c6d1e9&mId=606809 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Online component: </li></ul><ul><li>Question & Answer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher creates his/her own VOKI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posts a discussion styles question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students create their own VOKI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They listen to the discussion question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Then respond to it with their VOKI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record their speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combines Listening and Speaking skills </li></ul></ul>ESL ACTIVITIES (CONT.) <ul><li>ESL Classroom: Activity 2 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.voki.com/php/viewmessage/?chsm=ca37cdc8ffa24c764de282d1cc4d2ffd&mId=606810 </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Grammaticality Judgments: </li></ul><ul><li>Students correct errors in sentences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher creates VOKI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VOKI reads a series of sentences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each sentence contains an error of the grammar point being studied </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students identify & correct the error </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students create their own VOKI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using VOKI, they record the corrected version of the sentence </li></ul></ul>ESL ACTIVITIES (CONT.) <ul><li>ESL Classroom: Activity 3 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.voki.com/php/viewmessage/?chsm=e181369bbffe96f7f7748b064594e5f3&mId=606812 </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Science classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fourth Grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author of lesson plan: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stephanie Bushman </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul><ul><ul><li>studying human skeletal structure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tasks were to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn and identify bones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fill out a skeletal chart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a VOKI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VOKI has ‘broken’ a bone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students use VOKI to inform the class which bone it has broken </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rest of class guesses where the bone is located </li></ul></ul></ul>AN EXAMPLE OF VOKI IN REAL WORLD USE
  11. 11. <ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relatively easy to get started </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The set up is user friendly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No great tech requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint embedding was easy*(see below) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(ppt 2010 required) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There were minor glitches along the way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Editing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>edits made to VOKI after publishing did not always change when embedding a second time </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple versions of the same VOKI </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For this presentation, I though it better to stay with one VOKI </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I had to build the VOKI from scratch each time </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Very time consuming </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*Embedding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Process of embedding relatively easy, however </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When uploading to SlideShare, & PBWorks, embeds no longer worked </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When sending the PowerPoint as an attached file in an email, the recepient must have PowerPoint 2010 in order for embeds to work </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In the end, I used links instead which is slightly cumbersome </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>DIFFICULTIES WITH VOKI
  12. 12. <ul><li>Innovative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills primarily used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Speaking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing/Reading (text box option) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Focus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More practice ; Less learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is not necessarily: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An ideal way for a teacher to pass on information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Or ideal for lectures or grammar explanation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A nice way for students to take an ‘oral test’ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To practice oral skills in a Q & A environment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give their teacher evidence of their ability to comprehend/respond to information </li></ul></ul></ul>SUMMARY OF VOKI
  13. 13. <ul><li>Goodbye </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for listening! </li></ul>THE END <ul><li>Wrapping things up! </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.voki.com/php/viewmessage/?chsm=07429d228eefcf28314e96043f44815d&mId=606813 </li></ul>
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