First of all my apologies that my posts have been a little sparse lately, as I am in the process of writing a thesis and completing exams.
Anyway, something interesting that I discovered from a fellow colleague the other day is the emergence of Vokis.
You are probably wondering what on earth is a voki and how can students use these in the classroom??
What is Voki?
Voki is an educational tool that allows users to create their very own talking character. Voki is created by Oddcast and is located in New York City.
Voki characters can be customized to look like historical figures, cartoons, animals, and even yourself! Give your Voki a voice by recording with a microphone, using our dial-in number, or uploading an audio file. Voki characters can be emailed, shared on social media, and embedded on websites!
What’s with the name?
Voki is a combination of the words “vox” and “Loki”. “Vox” is the Latin term for voice. Loki is a Norse god from Norse mythology. Loki is a trickster who has the ability to change his shape. Fitting name since Voki gives students and teachers the ability to change the character’s appearance and add a voice!
Will Voki always be free?
Yes, basic Voki will always be free for all educators and students! You can create unlimited Voki characters on your account. Basic Voki users have access to basic Voki characters.
What is Voki Classroom?
Voki Classroom is a student, class, and lesson management system for Voki. With Voki Classroom, teachers are able to control their students’ privacy settings.