Here at Voki, school is on our minds even in the dog days of summer. That’s why we continue to create lessons and hooks and to improve our products so you can use them without breaking a sweat (we’ll leave that one up to the sun). Teachers, we hope you’re basking in the glory of summer break, but we got you covered when you’re ready to start thinking about the classroom again (no rush though).
How to Balance Staying in the Know and Enjoying Summer Vacation
Just because it’s summer, you don’t have to turn off the school sphere of your brain completely. Reading about relevant education news and potential school projects might be just the right dose you need to tap into your teacher self. Our latestblog rounds up sites that will keep you abreast of what’s new in education so you’ll be in-the-know when it’s back-to-school.
Who can forget how the people of France stormed the Bastille for their independence? We’re putting a sweet touch on the French equivalent of America’s Independence Day by having students make a French-themed e-card in the shape of a cake. We’re betting the enthusiasm won’t be lacking for this hook activity.
EdTech 10: Gotta Catch ‘Em All
We made Getting Smart’s Top 10 Tweet list for ed tech news. No surprise it was regarding our post on teaching politics with avatars.
“The Road to the White House” featuring Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Voki avatars
Speaking about teaching politics with avatars, have you seen our hook that brings students through the stages of the presidential election? Its nonpartisan approach covers bigger themes like democracy and government. But, we’re not going to lie, the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton avatars are not to be missed (especially their uncanny voices).
The Voki App is now available on the iOS Appstore.
Our new app makes creating a Voki avatar easier than ever. With a few taps of the fingertips, you can customize your own Voki avatar from a library of characters and accessories. Just like the online desktop experience, you can type your message or record your voice. Voila! Stay tuned for the Android version coming soon this summer!
Voki 2.0 is better than ever.
Our site recently went through some major upgrades. We introduced both monthly and annual subscription options, a sleeker Voki Presenter design, and easier navigation so you’re able to seamlessly share your Voki avatars with a friend, classmate, or teacher. We have an even bigger upgrade in the works—let’s just say it will make life as a teacher a lot easier.
Has Voki had a positive impact on your student’s life?
If so, we would love to hear about it and inspire others! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and share your story with us. If your story is featured, we will provide your classroom with a free, one-year level 3 subscription valued at $100.
Stay cool, Voki fans! Hope the rest of your week is great!
Catherine Alvino, Digital Marketing Coordinator