Student Project Sites:__

   
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Voki

 
 
http://voki.com/


 
  Using this site, students or teacher can create a character or speaking avatar. Users can choose the character's style, appearance, and clothing, Students can record their own voice to make their avatar speak. Voice can be recorded via cell phone, the computer's microphone, or a saved audio file can be uploaded. Text to voice is also an option.

 
 

Interpretive: As a creative way to get students to listen, teacher creates a blabberize image and students need to answer questions about what they have heard.

Interpersonal: In pairs, students are given the task to craft their Voki avatar after a cultural icon. For example, they are asked to create Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, Ricky Martin, or Don Quixote. In Voki, students have to negotiate hair, face features, clothes, and background to finish the Voki. The students can then spontaneously record a 30 second audio clip introducing their character. As an extension, other groups can guess who the character is based on the physical appearance and the voiced introduction.

Presentational: Students write a story narrated by an avatar they create. They then record themselves reading the story and present it to the class. This could also be used as a way for students to introduce themselves at the beginning of the year.

See example below!

 
 
 


 


 



 
 

Eyejot

 
 


http://www.eyejot.com/


 
 
This website allows user to create a video lasting 60-seconds or less and e-mail it to any e-mail address. The recipient does not need to have an eyejot account to view the video.

 
 


Interpretive:
Teacher can create a couple different eyejots using native speakers. Students can make cultural comparisons based off of these answers.

Interpersonal: The teacher gives students a topic and they would have 60 seconds to respond using a dialogue in eyejot.

Presentational: Students make up a persona and create an online dating video promoting their new self. Students assume a role of a character in any story or book they are reading and give advice to another character.


See student example below!