In my position as a district-level trainer, I get to experience and use Voki in a lot of different ways.
As a technology trainer, I use Voki to add interest to my presentations.
- Tech Secrets Opener – http://bit.ly/2a1MQRw
- Using Kahoot in the Classroom – http://bit.ly/29Gx8M2
Vokis are great because my audience gets to experience different personas when I present, not just me.
- Howdy Ya’ll – http://bit.ly/2a1MRVo
I also create and demonstrate Voki to teachers to use in the classroom. I encourage teachers to create and have their students create Vokis that go with a variety of subject areas.
For ELA, my Gramma Eula Voki is a Voki where Gramma Eula speaks about her “Chicken Sunday” character.
- Chicken Sunday – http://bit.ly/2adBk1X
For Social Studies, a Voki was created to tell about the Alamo.
- The Alamo – http://bit.ly/29L8Yyl
We use Vokis in math to demonstrate and explain math problems.
- Word Math – http://bit.ly/29A3P96
- Word Math Solution – http://bit.ly/29TQr4q
Each one of the Vokis created for “Chicken Sunday”, The Alamo and the math demo contained corresponding lesson suggestions. If you are a Promethean ActivInspire user, you can download the flipchart with the lesson idea here. https://goo.gl/JEQNNH (the giveaway on this flipchart is over).
Here’s a static copy of the flipchart in PDF form. https://goo.gl/JdkkT8
The uses for Voki are limitless. My last newsletter for this school year was pretty much devoted to Voki.
I believe the introduction of the Voki app is only going to make Voki more popular. Being able to create Vokis on mobile devices is a big step forward. I am looking forward to diving deeper into Voki Presenter so that I can share those features with our teachers next school year.
When the school year starts back up, I am thinking that will be a good time to have a create a “Back to School” Voki challenge.
Beverly is a district level technology trainer with the Fort Worth Independent School District in Fort Worth, TX. She has an undergrad degree in Education from Western Michigan University and a Masters of Technology and Cognition from the University of North Texas. Beverly is a longtime Voki user and is very excited to be a Voki Ambassador.