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									Lisa Stevens - February 2009

Voki, Voicethread and Audacity.
Voicethread –
A collaborative online tool that enable you to make slideshows (can be kept private or made public) and then invite comments in text, sound or video from collaborators. Examples of use – eTwinning projects, practicing vocabulary, creative writing What is a Voicethread? how to make a Voicethread - #u7444.b8381.i61448 References for explanations - show?id=738935%3ABlogPost%3A8621 example of a collaborative project - 2008/01/11/voicethread-school-project/ love this Voicethread project - an eTwinning project - a class using Voicethread for global greetings - http:// very comprehensive list of Voicethreads!! techieteacher/20554289 and another one! poetry sharing Lego!! my example Voicethread - #u7444.b249658.i1303665

school wiki -

Lisa Stevens - February 2009

Voki –
A Voki is a talking avatar! You choose your avatar – could be an animal, anime, alien etc and background, then either record or upload sound (or you can type and the site turns it into speech!) Press Ok and you have a talking avatar that can be downloaded or just kept on the site. In MFL could be used for recording and assessing speaking in a fun way – and as it’s saved online, it can be reviewed later, allowing teacher to work with some whilst others record. Voki avoid the issue of videoing children and saving. Lots of examples of Voki (and many other uses of technology!) on this school’s blog - my_weblog/ - example of use in History and ideas for collaboration - poetry recitation %3A111203 - a project using poetry in a variety of languages as collaboration at Hors les murs. examples of poetry here in French, Romanian, Lithuanian, Italian - http:// in Geography - -step by step instructions of creating Voki! Voices of the World-

effects - 2008/09/morph-your-voic.html Voki tutorial - viewkey=eb6736086aaac09250f7&page=&viewtype=&category=&action=a ddfavour

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Audacity –
download from For recording sound! Really simple to use and versatile – sound can be easily recorded edited and saved (in a variety of formats) with just a computer and a microphone. Use for recording voice – speech and song- stories – whatever! Advice - 2008/06/a-guide-to-reco.html making a podcast using Audacity - integrating_ict_into_the_/2008/06/how-to-create-a.html how to morph your voice! - integrating_ict_into_the_/2008/09/morph-your-voic.html Audacity tutorial – viewkey=43aecabacc452bc5dbd2

Podcasting tutorial - how to podcast! also this one from Sackville School - moodle/login/index.php Podomatic - Whitehouse Common podcast - http:// example of eTwinning project using podcasting - http:// also and from thissummer’s eTwinning camp - etwinningcamp2008/2008/05/spanish_kids_having_a_great_ti.html

examples of good podcast models Radio Lingua Network (CoffeeBreakSpanish etc) http:// Radio Sandaig -

Lisa Stevens - February 2009

Weemee –
Create your own avatar (like mine on left) Good for avoiding ‘no photo’ policies as each child has their own avatar and can be identified by you without breaking rules. Also they’re fun! And can be used as ID on Voicethread.

DoppelMe -
Another avatar maker.

Buildyourwildself - http:// Another avatar building site – this time allowing you to be a hybrid animal! Uses as above, but also for animals, descriptions, habitats. ( 2008/06/qca-unit-11-el-carnaval-de-los-animales.html gives details of how I used it for QCA unit 11)

Twitter – I’m lisibo -
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send "updates" (or "tweets"; text-based posts, up to 140 characters long) to the Twitter web site, via the Twitter web site, short message service (SMS), instant messaging, or a third-party application such as Twitterrific or Thwirl. NB as social networking tool, it will be blocked in your classroom but can be accessed via mobile phone, and is good for your PD! I use it to stay in touch with what’s going on in the world of education, and also to ask questions!

I’ll put notes and stuff on my blog (see header for address) but if you’ve got any questions, feel free to ask (see footer for email!) – I may not know the answer but I’m sure to know someone who does!

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