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Ways for Teachers to Get Organized

January 27, 2015

94958d8337fd008ef4d3a4306207cf83What’s the secret to a happy classroom? An organized teacher of course! If you are coming back from a winter break, you may find your desk in a horrible mess. So why not take some time out and re-organize it? Here are some Voki tips on how to get started:

  1. Use folders.

Not only folders are useful for students, they are useful for teachers also. If you are the type of teacher who uses a lot of print-outs, worksheets, calendars, etc., you might find it useful if you organize your papers in folders. Have a filing system in place and find a place to store it. Also, you might want to keep an electronic version of it on your computer!

  1. Keep a planner.

Your planner can help you keep track of all your “to-do” lists. You can either keep a planner on your desk or a large desk calendar. Use your planner to remember important dates and notes from meetings.

  1. Have a clean desk.

It is very important to have a clean desk. If you find your desk in a mess, remember to clean it. Not only a clean desk will help you stay organized, it will help you save time from rummaging through the mess to find the papers you need.

Voki Tip: If you use Voki with your students, Voki Classroom helps you manage your students’ Voki assignments.

Until next time,

Eva D.

The Voki Team

1560505_10152516453053764_8553617582835278394_nBio: Eva is the Community Manager for Voki and is part of the Marketing Team at Oddcast. She enjoys playing the piano and knitting on her free time. (She’s also a Rubik’s cube master!) She loves to hear your feedback and comments for Voki!

Ways to Organize School Binders (For Students)

January 22, 2015

home3-940x358If you are student, you will know how easy it is to lose track of your assignments and notes. Organization is huge part of being successful in school.  An organized binder is important because it helps you organize, store, and retrieve your notes quickly. So if you use a binder in school, we have some tips for you to keep it organized!

  1. Using tab dividers.

Using tab dividers is a neater and more convenient way to separate your notes. Clearly label each divider with the class or subject. For example, if math is your first class, the label your first divider math. If you want to avoid folders, you can find dividers with pockets so you can keep notes and other papers in it.

  1. Loose leaf paper for each class.

Remember to have at least 20 to 25 sheets of paper for each section, or graph paper for math class. Refill your binder paper as needed. Also, avoid ripping paper out of the binder.

 

  1. Clean your binder.

Keeping a clean binder is very important. Set aside one day every 2 weeks to clean out your binder. Clear out papers that you might not need. This is to make sure that it is always neat.

There are other ways to keep your binder organized. How do you do it?

Until next time,

Eva D.

The Voki Team

1560505_10152516453053764_8553617582835278394_nBio: Eva is the Community Manager for Voki and is part of the Marketing Team at Oddcast. She enjoys playing the piano and knitting on her free time. (She’s also a Rubik’s cube master!) She loves to hear your feedback and comments for Voki!

Voki Presenter Update: Use Images in Your Presentation

January 21, 2015

We’ve been continuously improving Voki Presenter based on your feedback.

We’re happy to announce the latest update for Voki Presenter. You can now add multiple images to your presentation and position them on your slides!

See an example here:

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We love getting your feedback and suggestions. Keep it coming! Send to feedback@voki.com.

Until next time,

The Voki Team

How to be Organized in School

January 20, 2015

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Imagine that your 10-page paper is lost within a pile of class notes or your lucky pen is probably lost between two textbooks that’s somewhere inside your messy locker. Whether you are a student or a teacher, it is very important to be organized. Whether you are a student or a teacher, it is very important to be organized.

Here are some steps that you can follow to get started!

  1. Get a planner.

Keep a planner. It can help you keep track of all the assignments and tasks that you need to do for the day. If you are a student, it is better to get a large planner (instead of a small one) so you can more space to write. After getting planner, use it! Do not let it sit inside your locker or desk! Write down important dates, assignments, tests, notes, meetings, etc.

  1. Use a folder.

Yes, a folder! Put any papers you need in its subject folder. Do not be lazy and stuff the paper into your bag; you can easily rip that paper or lose it. With a folder, you can find it when you need them. Remember to clean out your folder every month to get rid of papers you no longer need. Having extra paper will make your folder heavy.

  1. Date your papers.

When you take notes, remember to put the date at the top of the paper. So when you need notes from a specific day, you’ll be able to find it. It will save you time from rummaging through the notes.

How do you stay organized in school?
Until next time,

Eva D.

The Voki Team

1560505_10152516453053764_8553617582835278394_nBio: Eva is the Community Manager for Voki and is part of the Marketing Team at Oddcast. She enjoys playing the piano and knitting on her free time. (She’s also a Rubik’s cube master!) She loves to hear your feedback and comments for Voki!

New Folk Characters and Voki Sweepstakes!

January 16, 2015

We’ve added 9 new pair of Voki Folk Character to our collection and we know you will love them! The new Folk characters include men and women from Japan, Germany, Spain, and much more – dressed in their traditional attire, and with many alternative costumes to choose from! Click here then go to the Folk category to see them in action!

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Enter our Voki Sweepstakes to win a $50 Amazon Gift card and a chance to have your Voki featured on our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ page! To enter, create and send your Folk Character to info@voki.com by January 31, 2015. Click here for the rules and regulations.

Let’s take a look at them below:

Are there any that you’d like to see? Let us know at feedback@voki.com!

Until next time,

Eva D.

The Voki Team

Tip of the Week: Get Creative with Voki

January 15, 2015

Teacher1s and students use Voki creatively in class. Today, we are compiling a list of fun and creative Voki activities that you can use in class! Check it out:

Voki Book Report

It’s a book report with a twist! Writing a book report can be boring so have your students submit a book report using Voki. They can work on their writing skills AND presentation skills!

Storytelling with Aesop’s Fable

Improve your students’ creative writing skills with this fun activity. Have your students tell their favorite Aesop’s Fable with a Voki. Or, you can have them write their own fable!

News Report with Voki

Get your students involved in class with a news report. Students can create a weekly class news report. Have each student take turns each week to create the news report!

There are a lot of fun and creative activities using Voki. If you have one, feel free to let us know!

Until next time,

Eva D.

The Voki Team

1560505_10152516453053764_8553617582835278394_nBio: Eva is the Community Manager for Voki and is part of the Marketing Team at Oddcast. She enjoys playing the piano and knitting on her free time. (She’s also a Rubik’s cube master!) She loves to hear your feedback and comments for Voki!

Encouraging students to be creative

January 13, 2015

C1v2-3-300x187Everyone can be creativity, so why limit it in class? Students should be encourage to think outside the box whenever possible and be open to new ideas inside and outside of the classroom. Therefore, educators should encourage them to be more creative. Let’s find out how we can encourage our students to be creative!

Encourage risk-taking.

In order for students to be creative and innovative, risk-taking must be encouraged in class. Teachers must create a safe environment that allows risk-taking. Let your students know that mistakes are acceptable and allow them do redo their work.

Encourage collaboration.

Two heads are better than one.  Allow your students to work together, either in pairs or in groups. This would encourage them to share different ideas and perspectives. Working in pairs or groups can help students develop new approaches to solving problems.

Encourage questioning.

It is important to encourage your students to ask questions. This is how they can learn in class. Give your students opportunities in class to ask questions. Check here for some suggestion form the Voki Team on how to encourage your students to ask more questions.

We would love to know how you encourage your students to be creative in class!

Until next time,

Eva D.

The Voki Team

1560505_10152516453053764_8553617582835278394_nBio: Eva is the Community Manager for Voki and is part of the Marketing Team at Oddcast. She enjoys playing the piano and knitting on her free time. (She’s also a Rubik’s cube master!) She loves to hear your feedback and comments for Voki!

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