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Character Development Using Voki Speaking Avatars - Shelly Terrell
Recently, I participated in the I Heart EdTech Blog Swap from SimpleK12.com. This post about using Voki speaking avatars was originally posted in Kelli Erwin’s blog, which is full of great educational technology reviews!
is an application that lets you create personalized avatars to use on
your wikis, blogs or websites. You can also e-mail these wonderful
characters. This free web 2.0 tool is a great way to motivate learners
of any age, because they are very interactive and provide various
options for students to customize them.
of the best ways I like to use Voki avatars is to have students develop
characters for digital storytelling projects.Read it Later - Steven Anderson
I admit it.
I am addicted to Twitter.
I have admitted that before. I truly enjoy the people I am able to
connect with and have conversations with. But I am most addicted to the
resources because that is how I started. I spend lots of time finding
stuff for my teachers. And I figure if it works for them, why not share
with other educators.
are tons of links, articles videos and other great stuff that come
across my screen everyday. I can never keep up with it all. People ask
me all the time how I have time to go through everything. The key is I
don't do it the moment it comes up. If I see an interesting tweet with a
link and I have time, I will dig deeper but most of the time I only
glance, decide if it is something to look at and save it for later.
Thoughts from Twitter - PLNI
have to say that may most useful and favourite web tool for my teaching
is Google Docs. I use it for so many things in teaching. (grading,
assignment tracking, journaling, note sharing, surveys, submission forms
But for giving presentations, Prezi.com is my current favourite.
Academic Development Centre
Mount Royal University