Apps to Use Inside our LMS: Voki

January 17, 2015

What is Voki?

From their site: “Voki is an educational tool that allows users to create their very own talking character…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.”

In PowerSchool Learning: Voki embeds quite well into Haiku Learning. A cute little widget embeds into your class, which can be completely customized. Click the Play button to hear the voice recording, and that’s it! (If you get a mixed-content warning, follow these directions.)

  • Website: http://www.voki.com/
  • Price: Free, with upgrade options like Voki Classroom and Voki Presenter.
  • HTTPS Option? No
  • Account Required? Yes

How do I get the embed code?

Select any Voki you’ve created from your MY VOKI menu and select “Publish your Voki”. Copy the embed code at the bottom of the Share menu, in the “Grab the code and place it on your webpage” box. It’s that easy!

Why should I try it?

First, your peers have given it their stamp of approval. Haiku Learning teachers seriously love Voki; you can tell because there are over 18,000 Voki embeds in PowerSchool Learning!

You can customize your avatar, background, and widget theme however you’d like. As a quick, cute way to record your voice for your students, Voki makes it easy to incorporate audio, visual, and animation into a class. Side note: The eyes in the avatar even follow your cursor around the page!

For vocabulary pronunciation, quick messages to your class, or foreign-language lessons, Voki catches the eye and appeals to young students and teachers alike. And for that, we think Voki is pretty awesome.

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