Subject: Digital Technologies
Year Level: F-2
Strand: Digital Technologies processes and production skills
Sub Strand: Using digital systems and creating and interacting online
2.4 Identify, explore and use digital systems ( hardware and software components) for personal and classroom needs.
2.6 Work with others to organise and create ideas and information in the form of text, images and audio using information systems.
Link to the resource: http://www.voki.com/learn.php
Cross Curriculum priorities and General Capabilities:
Critical and creative thinking (CCT); Personal and social capability (PSC); Information and communication technology (ICT) capability; Literacy (LIT)
Links to other learning areas:
English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, The Arts
This engaging and interactive software can be used as a great tool for classrooms. Students and teachers can create their own avatars that can speak through the user’s voice or through typed text. It encourages participation from less confident children and makes the learning more fun and interesting.
Avatars can be incorporated into presentations, lessons, online discussions/blogs, virtual interactive classrooms for collaborative learning opportunities and can even be embedded into blogs and websites. Teachers and student can also creatively design avatars for iconic literary figures and record the dialogue for these characters.