Students in 4th grade were introduced to Voki this week, a free online tool that enables them to create talking characters.
The name Voki comes from the Latin word "vox," which means voice and "Loki," which is the name of a trickster from Norse mythology, who was known for his ability to change shape. Voki characters can do just that! They can be customized to look like historical figures, cartoons, animals, and even avatars of ourselves! Students can give their Voki a voice by recording with a microphone, using a dial-in number, or uploading an audio file.
The possibilities for using Voki are limitless, each providing opportunity and inspiration for students to write and think creatively. The characters can be emailed, shared on social media, and embedded on websites - providing even more inspiration for students, who love to share their work with an audience!
The assignment was to create a Voki to share a great escape story for one lucky bird who was able to escape Thanksgiving. They then entered a short paragraph and selected a computer generated voice to read their text. Click your child's class to view their projects and be on the lookout for more Vokis to come.