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This presentation explains what the Web 2.0 application Voki is and how it can be used in the classroom as an educational tool.

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Voki presentation

  1. 1. Voki: The Talking Avatar<br />Sarah Scholl<br />ISCT 541<br />Towson University, Fall 2010<br />
  2. 2. Avatars are…<br />
  3. 3. What is Voki?<br />
  4. 4. How to set up your<br />
  5. 5. Signing In<br />Easily create a user name with an email address and password.<br />
  6. 6. Selecting the Avatar<br />Many options for the character that you want to create.<br />
  7. 7. Giving It a Voice<br />Use the computer microphone<br />Call from your phone<br />Type in the text<br />
  8. 8. Publishing Options<br />Choose a destination for embedding the Voki<br />
  9. 9. Classroom Uses<br />Publishing Writing<br />Let characters/historical figures speak for themselves<br />Directions for students on a wiki page<br />Practicing foreign languages<br />Analyze stories or art<br />Online poetry reading<br />
  10. 10. Tips and Tricks<br />Allows students to publish online safely<br />Sometimes words need to be spelled phonetically for the program to pronounce them correctly<br />Use boom microphones<br />Can save sound bites in your profile for later use<br />
  11. 11. Points of Note<br />160 Characters typed<br />90 Seconds recorded<br />Children under 13 are not to use without parent permission<br />Images of the occult are available as avatar options: a witch, wizard, the devil <br />Currently working on an ad free version for educators<br />
  12. 12. Questions?<br />
  13. 13. Resources <br />Oddcast Inc. (2007). About voki. Retrieved from http://www.voki.com/about_voki.php<br />

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