Last month, I have discovered www.voki.com. At this site, you can create an avatar, add your voice and then watch as the avatar speaks your words. The great thing is that you can imbed this voki into Notebook. At Hallowe’en, I created a pumpkin voki and it spoke instructions for our activities. The kids loved it!
Many of the voki characters are free but in order to access all of them, there is a low annual fee. This also allows your students to participate in making the talking heads and they don’t have to have their own login.
I wrote out instructions for the rest of the people on my staff. You might want to download them and try making your own voki! Just note that when you come to the page in Notebook that contains your voki, it won’t appear if you are not connected to the Net.
Click here to download instructions on how to make a Voki.