Monday, November 24, 2008

Topic 3 Animation and Video uses in Education

After looking over the various options, I thought that Voki animations would work best in my presentation. Here they are...

This one was created using text-to-speech by typing the script and then choosing a female French voice to narrate it:

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This one was created using Garageband to create a podcast that allowed me to record my own voice and then insert sounds, like an airplane landing followed by another that is taking off.

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Now that I have used Voki, I think my students would have fun creating their own animations too. I wonder if there is any way to upload a Voki into a Voicethread...?


Sheila said...

I originally didn't think this would interest me, but I can see how students would get a kick out of creating their own characters, and it is much simpler to use than Second Life. I am going to turn them on to it next week when I go back to school.

Sheila said...

One thing I found a bit tricky was when I tried to send my Voki to you as an email attachment. It kept disappearing when I tried to add another recipient (myself), so I don't know if you ever really got it.

Saylor's Computer Classes said...

I commented on your vokis in an email response. I think they would be a great diversion to students learning languages. Having to produce the voki in French on a certain topic would be fun and shift their focus a bit, getting the language but learning a fun technology. Good work getting animations to work with your curriculum.