Sometimes, you just need to interject a little bit of fun. Voki is a website that lets you create an animated avatar that you can customize and supply your own voice to. Yes, they’re a little wacky, but who says education can’t be fun?
There are several ways you can get your voice recorded. You can use a microphone and record it directly, you can upload an audio file to their server, you can type out a message and have a digitized voice read it, or you could even do it by phone. There are two options for phone recording, you call them or they call you. I have to admit, I got a kick out of having the service call up my cell phone and say "Hi! Leave your Voki message at the beep!"
It seemed that there was a limit of two or three minutes when doing it via phone. I do wonder whether that limit is increased if you upload your own audio. Be nice to be able to use it to post a full podcast. I’ll have to try that later.
Until then, this could be a fun way to animate class announcements, recaps from the end of the school day, reminders for students, and so on. What else could it be used for?
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