I just read about Voki and tried it out this morning. I actually called the number and recorded my voice by talking into the phone. It saved immediately and went into the project. First I created my avatar, then added a background, and finally my voice. Then I published it. I can put it on facebook, twitter, embed it on my blog or website. I read where foregin language teachers are using it for oral tests. I learned about this from Barbara Bray, the ecoach. She publishes a newslsetter with fantastic ideas. Here is the link to the article: Interactive Lessons for Read Alouds
Students in all grade levels enjoy using this interactive tool to present their knowledge. It’s a great way for teachers to assess and help students feel more comfortable reporting to their peers.