Spanish Voki Lesson Plan
All students at Grymes Memorial School learn Spanish. The Voki tool supports Spanish and would be a lot of fun to use for Spanish projects. It can be adapted for other projects as well.
Grade Level: 4-8 (this lesson can be adapted for different grade levels and subjects)
Time Required: 45 minutes (to create the Voki)
Tech skills: Create avatar, add text or record audio, use multimedia web application
Here is an example I created. I designed the avatar and decided to have her speak the Spanish National Anthem in Spanish using text-to-speech. Text-to-speech is technology that converts written text into synthesized speech.
You have a number of options when it comes to registering your students. Click here to see a comparison of features. You can get a:
If you've never used Voki before, you can start by watching this video:
Here are some things to consider:
Show students examples of the final project.
The Spanish teacher should assign a written project for students. Remember if you use Voki classroom to limit the text to 900 words for the TTS (text-to-speech) option, or 90 seconds for the recording option. For the free individual account the limit is 600 words or 60 seconds. It may be less if you don't register. The written project should be approved by the Spanish teacher before the student starts to create their Voki.
Some Spanish teacher may want the students to record the narrative in class and have it approved before they start to create their Voki. They can use a voice recorder or a PC app such as Garage Band our Audacity. Voki supports the uploading of WMA, PCM, MP3, WAV files.
Show student show to create their Voki avatar. They can create a version using text-to-speech where students simply copy the text they've already created and enter it into their Voki. Or they can upload a narrative they previously recorded. Or they can record the narrative while creating their Voki.
Once students are done, they should provide the teacher access to their Voki either through Voki Classroom, by emailing a link, posting it on a blog or website, etc.