Thanks for getting the good Voki word out there!
I hope your students (and teacher colleagues) are enjoying Voki.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help get your students talking!
Jejeje (laughing in Spanish) ,,, now my Voki is also being talked about on Spanish sites. Here they are showcasing different ways that people use Vokis ... and they mention that I use mine to greet people to me Site and then tell them what's new to look for.
Hi clive, I have heard someone else complain about that feature on vokis but I cannot quite remember who it was. Maybe someone needs to approach voki to see if they would allow an educational area which is ad free.
I wonder how long some of these fun tools are going to be free or ad free? Reminds me of my first years at NECC--companies like Classroom Connect, Blackboard, eboard, Riverdeep, and Big Chalk filled the exhibition hall wth free product. A few years later 1/2 were gone and 1/2 were subscription.
Exactly... and I wish they would take their Voki name/logo off of the characters.. I had a teacher who loved this tool. She created a Voki to embed all throughout her wiki. Kids loved it. It was a great way for her to deliver instructions or provide gentle nudges about topics.. She wasn't having her students use it.. However, one savvy child (5th grader) saw the logo, went on to the site at home and created a character to reply to her teacher. Not a bad thing, however.. the site does have things like "American Confession".. confess your dirty sins... and "Best Pick Up Line" ... Come on now hot stuff, whats your best line?: ... etc. Parent's would not be happy.. Anyone know of another similar speaking voki tool? I can't find one that's free and age appropriate..
I know what you mean. The logo is annoying, but low on my list of complaints. Rather, I'd like to see Voki make a section for education on their main page or log in. I think they'd see more hits to their site, and open up a huge new user flow. I use Voki in the classroom, but only with me at the student's side as content is created.