Friday, October 22, 2010

Voki for Classrooms

Through a Tweet by Vicki Davis I have learned that Voki is offering an ad-free version for educators. Voki is a service that allows users to create animated audio avatars that they can embed into their wikis, blogs, and websites. The details on the Voki site aren't entirely clear as to whether or not the ad-free version will be free, but it appears to be. You can register for Voki for Classrooms here.

Applications for Education
Normally I would write something of my own in this section. Instead, I will direct you to a guest post on Free Technology for Teachers that Shelly Terrell wrote in February about using Voki with students.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Making Videos on the Web - A Free Guide
11 Techy Things for Teachers to Try This Year
Six Easy Ways for Students to Create Videos Online