I’ve been setting up several voki introductions for our daily starters in our computer labs for next fall. You can check them out here.
Then I came across Gizmoz. Gizmoz allows you to upload a straight-on head shot of yourself (or someone you really want to embarrass!) and it creates a 3-dimensional talking head. See for yourself below! It takes about 3 minutes from start to finish.
I really like voki because it loads easily and will record up to 1 minute of audio. Gizmos is cute, and I think kids will love seeing their teachers this way, but it will only record up to 20 seconds of audio. The best thing is that they are both free! You decide which you like better.
Enjoy playing around with it this summer!