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.
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.
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.