Mr Kemp NZ

What is Voki and how do I use it in the classroom

Voki is one of my favourite educational resources that I wanted to highlight and share in more detail with other educators.

Voki is a free service that lets you create a talking avatar to help students share their learning. The other excellent feature is that it can then be embedded onto a blog or Wikispace like this:

Voki gives you as a teacher the opportunity to engage students in any topic area through a simple to use and free resource available anytime and anywhere for almost any purpose. 
I have used Voki’s with students from age 5-13 and they ALL love it and on many occasions I have had students go home and show parents and use them on their own personal blogs or wiki’s. 
I have used Voki’s for:
  • Getting students to share their learning
  • Getting feedback from students
  • Getting students to add a more human feel to their blog or wiki
  • Foreign language speakers to express views and opinions easier
  • Engaging and hooking students into a subject or topic
  • Interacting with students on a global level (e.g. quad blogging)
  • Practising and listening to their presentations (e.g. pronunciation)
  • Much, much more …..
I highly recommend you to give Voki a go – let your students have a play (with a goal in mind) and I guarantee they will come up with something amazing!
I would LOVE to see what you, your students and your colleagues do with Voki to support and encourage the learning process so please feel free to contact me:
Twitter: @mrkempnz

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Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

I am a passionate Head of Educational Technology at a large International School in Singapore. I am a lifelong learner, dream creator and thought leader. I love to inspire others and find inspiration. Co-founder of #whatisschool, #asiaED edchats and #pubPD.

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