Voki is a tool that allows users to craft talking characters by creating an avatar and providing a script. There is a basic version of Voki which is free, and there is Voki Classroom, which is a paid subscription that covers 75 student accounts. The cost is $29.95 per year. It seems the teacher would be able to put each student into classes, post assignments, and approve avatars before they are published for the public. If the teacher is using Voki Classroom, she can also leave feedback on student’s work.
You character can be male or female, and the user can choose from a range of clothes, heads, and hairstyles. You can also tweak the color and size of the character’s mouth, eyes, skin, head, and hair. You can type in the dialogue (up to 200 characters) and the avatar will read it in a male or female’s voice and in various languages. You can also record your voice, though only up to 60 seconds for the free version, and up to 90 seconds for Voki Classroom.
Coming Soon: Ideas on how to use Voki in the classroom