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1.

Voki.com
http://www.voki.com/

The Voki home page. Go here to register, log-in, look at voki videos, visit the form and create your avatars.

 
2.

Sean Banville's Blog
http://seanbanville.com/2010/05/21/voki/

An account of how easy it is to use Voki and 16 ideas to use Voki avatars in the classroom.

 
3.

Teach Web 2.0 wiki
http://teachweb2.wikispaces.com/Voki

Very informative page on Voki giving a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats analysis of the software. Also has good ideas for the classroom.

 
4.

The Computers in Education Group of South Australia (CEGSA)
http://cegsa.editme.com/voki

Excellent page or Voki resources. It provides information on Voki's developmental history, its features, its uses in education (with excellent playable avatar examples), challenges, pros and cons and further resources.

 
5.

Technology4kids wiki - Shelly Terrell and Ozge Karaoglu
http://technology4kids.pbworks.com/Voki-Talking-Avatars

Fantastic wiki with students examples of Vokis and examples of dialogues between avatars, character development of avatars, videos and more links.

 
6.

YouTube tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssGHaNX3O4g

A 3-minute video on how to add a Voki to your blog.

 
7.

YouTube tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD04GHzB5Dk

A 9-minute tutorial.

 
8.

Jose Picardo - Research paper
http://www.slideshare.net/boxoftricks/using-blogs-and-voki-to-increase-motivation-and-oral-participation-amongst-boys-in-modern-foreign-languages

Fascinating research paper written by Jose Picardo for his Master's Degree in ICT and Education on Using blogs and Voki to increase motivation and oral participation amongst boys in modern foreign languages.

 
9.

Teacher Reboot Camp - Shelly Terrell
http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/2010/05/02/character-development-using-voki-speaking-avatars/

An interesting blog post on how to introduce character development in the classroom using Voki avatars.

 
10.

YouTube - Voki search
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=voki&aq=f

The TouTube page listing hundreds of Voki tutorials.

 
11.

Encouraging Learner Autonomy blog
http://encouraginglearnerautonomy.blogspot.com/2007/09/creating-voki-characters.html

Ideas for using Vokis to practise pronunciation, particularly sentence stress and intonation, and all question forms.

 
12.

CILT - The National Centre for Languages (UK)
http://www.cilt.org.uk/secondary/14-19/training_zone/creating_a_voki.aspx

Tutorials on using Voki to promote speaking and listening.

 
13.

Marisa Constantinides' blog
http://marisaconstantinides.edublogs.org/2009/12/03/looking-at-tools-1-readthewords-voki/

In this blog post, Marisa evaluates Voki in compariosn with the ReadtheWords and xtranormal text-to-speech software.

 
14.

TeachingEnglish.org
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/activities/creating-vokis-%E2%80%93-online-animated-characters-speak

A lesson plan from the British Council / BBC website using Voki to practice speaking and pronunciation.

 
15.

HLT Magazine
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:EazUbcOasL8J:www.hltmag.co.uk/apr10/sart02.rtf+voki+pronunciation&cd=13&hl=en&ct=clnk

Interesting article on using Voki in the classroom, with practical ideas.

 
16.

elate wiki
http://www.elatewiki.org/index.php/Voki

Great source of Voki info. What is Voki.com? The history; how it works; applications using Vokis; references...

 
17.

More Than Just Knowing Stuff - Helen Otway
http://helenotway.edublogs.org/2008/01/19/voki-avatars-in-the-classroom/

A nice blog post on Helen's experiences with Voki, and some classroom uses.

 
18.

Box of Tricks.net
http://www.boxoftricks.net/?p=104

Interesting account of using wikis in a three-lesson sequence.

 
19.

4H Alien Friends Talking
http://taffkids.wikispaces.com/4H+Alien+Friends+talking

This fun wiki says: "We made vokis of the aliens we met on our journey and asked them to describe their planets. Listen and see if you can imagine them too. When you have listened to these aliens, click the links to hear them talking."

 
20.

digitalmaverick
http://www.slideshare.net/digitalmaverick/voki-presentation-649297

A 15-slide user guide on Voki.

 
21.

The official Voki Twitter site
http://twitter.com/officialvoki

The official Voki Twitter site.

 
22.

Creative English Lab
http://creativenglishlab.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-voki-speaking-avatar-activity.html

A very nice post introducing Voki, with tips for using it in the classroom.

 
23.

Box of Tricks.net
http://www.boxoftricks.net/?p=92

Interesting account of Using Web 2.0 to motivate boys to speak in the target language with Voki as an example.

 
24.

Free TEchnology for Teachers - Shelly Terrell guest post
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/02/engaging-students-with-voki.html

Shelly explains how Voki can engage adult and young learners.

 
25.

Technology and Innovation in Education
http://thefive.tie2.wikispaces.net/Voki

Ideas on how to use Vokis for ESL, Foreign Lanuage, Collaborative Projects, Science, Music, First Grade Spelling and Kindergarten.

 
26.

Instructify
http://instructify.com/2009/09/17/voki-trailfire-mashup-special-needs-education/

Interesting account of using Voki with visually impaired ESL learners.

 
27.

SchoolTube.com
http://www.schooltube.com/video/577ab91ab4e646629f3b/creating-a-voki

A 54-second tutorial on creating a Voki avatar.

 
28.

TechCrunch
http://techcrunch.com/2008/04/28/i-want-my-mtvvoki-playground/

"MTV has partnered with Oddcast to provide avatar-centric Voki Playgrounds for some of their most popular shows."

 
29.

Generation Yes Blog
http://blog.genyes.com/index.php/2007/08/24/voki-a-fun-way-to-introduce-yourself/

A blog post on Voki and how to use it to introduce yourself.

 
30.

Discussion: Placing a "Voki" Onto a Wiki?
http://www.wetpaintcentral.com/thread/1975467/Placing+a+%22Voki%22+Onto+a+Wiki%3F

A discussion on a wiki about Voki.

 
31.

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2533982241

The application to use Voki on Facebook.

 
32.

The Computers in Education Group of South Australia (CEGSA)
http://cegsa.editme.com/vokihowto

A how-to guide on embedding a Voki in edublog websites.

 
33.

EduBlogger
http://theedublogger.com/tag/voki/

A tutorial on adding your Voki to a website or blog sidebar.

 
34.

eTwinning
http://www.etwinning.net/en/pub/inspiration/modules/meet_your_partner_through_a_vo.htm

A cool idea for using Voki avatars as ice-breakers.

 
35.

Mira Costa College
http://mccvesl.blogspot.com/2007_08_01_archive.html

A classroom blog with Voki introductions from the ESL students.

 
36.

John Sutton
http://www.slideshare.net/creativeict/how-to-add-a-voki-to-your-wordpress-mu-blog

Twelve slides on how to add a Voki to a WordPress blog.

 
37.

Get Them Talking wiki
http://getthemtalking.wikispaces.com/Voki

A short introduction on how to use Vokis in the classroom.

 
38.

PB Works
http://usermanual.pbworks.com/Voki-Speaking-Avatar-Plugin

A tutorial on how to add a Voki to a PB Works wiki / discussion board.

 
39.

WordPress HoToSpotter
http://www.howtospoter.com/web-20/get-animated-with-voki

Information on Vokis.

 
40.

Using Speaking Avatar or Voki for Teaching
http://www.squidoo.com/voki

Some information on Voki.


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