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Using a Voki to  Give Students a Voice Stephanie Garey EDT 6440 Mashup Presentation Spring 2008
What is a Voki? <ul><li>“Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character”...
What is a Voki? <ul><li>Vokis are sharable, portable, and easy to create.  Once a Voki is completed, students can: </li></...
Why use Voki in a Classroom? <ul><li>Creating a Voki allows students to deliver 60 seconds of spoken word using an online ...
Why use Voki in a Classroom? <ul><li>Creating a Voki allows students to express themselves with the comfort of knowing it ...
Why use Voki in a Classroom? <ul><li>Creating a Voki allows students to enhance their creativity, their speaking skills an...
How to create a Voki <ul><li>Please view the video  Creating a Voki  (created for this presentation) </li></ul><ul><li>To ...
How to create a Voki <ul><li>Pick your avatar </li></ul><ul><li>Add accessories  </li></ul><ul><li>Add a background </li><...
How to create a Voki <ul><li>Give your character a voice.  You can do this by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Having Voki call you ...
How to create a Voki <ul><li>Publish your Voki.  You can publish to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Website </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Voki (www.voki.com) <ul><li>It’s easy </li></ul><ul><li>It’s fun </li></ul><ul><li>It’s versatile </li></ul><ul><li>It’s s...
References <ul><li>For the speech used in creating the Voki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Susan B. Anthony’s 1872 speech on Women’...
For more information, please see: <ul><li>Creating a Voki  – a five minute tutorial I created on how to make a Voki </li><...
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  1. 1. Using a Voki to Give Students a Voice Stephanie Garey EDT 6440 Mashup Presentation Spring 2008
  2. 2. What is a Voki? <ul><li>“Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character”. </li></ul><ul><li>A “Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone”. </li></ul><ul><li>(from “About Voki” at Voki.com) </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Voki? <ul><li>Vokis are sharable, portable, and easy to create. Once a Voki is completed, students can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish it to a Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post it on a Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share it with others via email or mobile phone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(from “About Voki” at Voki.com) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why use Voki in a Classroom? <ul><li>Creating a Voki allows students to deliver 60 seconds of spoken word using an online character and their own voice. A Voki can be used to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliver a speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do a dramatic reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give personal opinions on a topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliver a book report or essay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And more… </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why use Voki in a Classroom? <ul><li>Creating a Voki allows students to express themselves with the comfort of knowing it is not them being seen but their online character. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No more stage fright </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less fear of peer ridicule </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Why use Voki in a Classroom? <ul><li>Creating a Voki allows students to enhance their creativity, their speaking skills and their technology skills by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowing them to design their avatar (if the teacher chooses) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowing them to use their own voice to deliver the desired message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowing them to share their avatar with others </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How to create a Voki <ul><li>Please view the video Creating a Voki (created for this presentation) </li></ul><ul><li>To create a Voki (the quick version): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to www.voki.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must register/log in </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Create” </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. How to create a Voki <ul><li>Pick your avatar </li></ul><ul><li>Add accessories </li></ul><ul><li>Add a background </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to create a Voki <ul><li>Give your character a voice. You can do this by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Having Voki call you to record audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typing in text and choosing a voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using the microphone to record your own audio </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. How to create a Voki <ul><li>Publish your Voki. You can publish to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Blog ( click for example ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or share your Voki via email or mobile phone </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Voki (www.voki.com) <ul><li>It’s easy </li></ul><ul><li>It’s fun </li></ul><ul><li>It’s versatile </li></ul><ul><li>It’s sharable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share with parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share with other students/staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post on the school website </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information please review the video Creating a Voki (created for this presentation) </li></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li>For the speech used in creating the Voki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Susan B. Anthony’s 1872 speech on Women’s Right to vote found at http:// www.historyplace.com/speeches.anthony.htm . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For information on Voki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Voki.com, “About Voki” found at http:// www.voki.com . </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. For more information, please see: <ul><li>Creating a Voki – a five minute tutorial I created on how to make a Voki </li></ul><ul><li>Voki embedded in a blog - a Voki I created, and embedded in a blog. This Voki is speaking the first paragraph of Susan B. Anthony’s 1872 speech on Women’s Right to Vote. </li></ul>

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