Voki Teach: An Engaging Way to Teach Common Core

Voki Teach: An Engaging Way to Teach Common Core

 

Hello Voki Users!

I am practically bursting at the seams with excitement. Why? You ask.

Well, Voki.com has just released its newest product— drum roll please….

 

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Voki Teach

Voki Teach is a Common Core aligned, ready-to-teach curriculum, designed by teachers for teachers! 

Let’s face it, as a teacher you spend hours on the internet searching for content, followed by hours crafting your lesson plans and worksheets, followed by hours of wondering if your lessons are Common Core aligned. By the time you step in front of your students to teach, you are exhausted and drained.

We wanted to support teachers and provide students with the chance to engage with rigorous content in a positive, engaging, and meaningful way. And so, Voki Teach was born!

 

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Why Students Will Love It

Voki Teach is an academic experience. This experience allows students to interact with characters similar to the ones they admire on TV, but with a slight scholastic twist. In the classroom, the characters act as educators, mentors, and experts, taking students on scientific, literary, and analytical adventures.

 

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Why Teachers Will Love It

Engaging Common Core aligned content in ready -to-teach form is hard to come by. Voki Teach provides teachers with common core aligned lessons crafted by certified teachers. With Voki Teach, teachers will spend more time facilitating learning and less time preparing materials.

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Here’s How We Did It

Our team of teachers, certified in Literacy, ESL, General Education, and Special Education, studied the Core Knowledge curriculum and molded lessons that they believed would benefit their own students. By infusing instructional best practices, they were able to generate lessons that maximize engagement and foster effective teaching.grades lessons

 

Right now, we have two domains available for kindergarten through second grade. Our team of teachers is continuing to craft engaging lesson plans and presentations. Our goal is to provide teachers with a variety of themes and topics to choose from in grades K through 6th.

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There’s even more  good news! For a limited time, Voki Teach is available for free when you purchase Voki Presenter, or if you already have Voki Presenter!  Now is certainly the time to sign up for presenter if you haven’t already!

Click here to see a Voki Teach Lesson!

Let Us Know What You Think!

We would love to get your feedback! Please take some time to check out Voki Teach and please do not hesitate to share some of your suggestions.

Happy Teaching!

Until Next Time,

Heather 

HeatherBio: Heather is the Community Manager at Voki and is part of the Marketing Team at Oddcast.  Before she joined the Voki team, she was a teacher for 7 years!  She has taught in charter, private, and public schools all across NYC. With her teacher hat on, she will create meaningful, engaging, and relevant content that can be implemented in your classrooms.  She is excited to partner with you to engage and educate your students! 

 

Voki Poet: A Poem by Emily Dickinson

Voki Poet: A Poem by Emily Dickinson

We hope you were able to spend some time this month enjoying poetry in and out of the classroom! Happy National Poetry Month!

Hope is the thing with feathers 
That perches in the soul 
And sings the tune without the words 
And never stops at all.

by Emily Dickinson

Voki Tip of the Week: Say Something Nice

Voki Tip of the Week: Say Something Nice

If your students are needing a boost, cheer up the atmosphere by exchanging compliment Vokis! Have your students draw names from a bag. Next, ask them to create a Voki that says something nice about the person they drew. This can be a fun way to lift spirits and start the class on the right foot!

Voki Poet: Warm Summer Sun by Mark Twain

Voki Poet: Warm Summer Sun by Mark Twain

Warm Summer Sun

by Mark Twain

Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, good night. 

Don’t forget to submit your favorite poem as told by Voki! Every Friday, we will post your submissions to our blog! To submit your Voki Poet, send the complete embed code along with the poem title and author’s name to feedback@voki.com.

Voki Tip of the Week: Weekly Lesson Recaps

Voki Tip of the Week: Weekly Lesson Recaps

Does it ever seem like your students let lessons go in one ear and out the other? Do you find yourself answering the same questions over and over again? Don’t fret! Try a Lesson Recap Voki instead!

At the end of every week, have each of your students make a Voki that describes one thing they learned. Some questions they could answer include:

1.      Who or what was the main topic of the lesson?

2.     Why is the lesson important?

3.     What was the most interesting thing you learned from this lesson?

4.     How is it related to your other lessons or studies?

Check out the Voki below to see this idea put into action!

Voki Poet: Oh, the Place You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Voki Poet: Oh, the Place You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
by Dr. Seuss

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”

Don’t forget to submit your favorite poem as told by Voki! Every Friday, we will post your submissions to our blog! To submit your Voki Poet, send the complete embed code along with the poem title and author’s name to feedback@voki.com.

Voki Poet: How doth the little crocodile… a poem by Lewis Carroll

Voki Poet: How doth the little crocodile… a poem by Lewis Carroll

How doth the little crocodile…
a poem by Lewis Carroll

How doth the little crocodile

Improve his shining tail,

And pour the waters of the Nile

On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin,

How neatly spreads his claws,

And welcomes little fishes in

With gently smiling jaws!

Don’t forget to submit your favorite poem as told by Voki! Every Friday, we will post your submissions to our blog! To submit your Voki Poet, send the complete embed code along with the poem title and author’s name to feedback@voki.com.