Voki allows you to create your own online speaking persona (avatars). You can customize everything about your avatar – from eye shape to background scene, and everything inbetween. Then, you can record your voice or type in text and have it read to you in different accents and languages. Have students create their own avatars for many different projects and assignments. Have them take on the persona of a historic or fictional character, use vokis as a personal introduction for a project, have them retell stories through vokis.. the possibilities are endless! Once the voki is created it can be emailed, saved, and posted on any website that allows HTML code – Moodle, wikis, blogs, etc.
Check out the voki I made below for the purposes of this post. It took me less than 5 minutes to make!
**Cross-posted to wissahickon.ning.com**