Sunday, November 13, 2011

The week in review...

From snowstorms to Vokis,
 it was an interesting week!

Our first snowfall of the year showed up a bit sooner than anticipated, but it doesn't matter if it's November or December, you have to go out and try to catch snowflakes on your tongue and that's exactly what we did.  

Excitment as the Voki comes together.
 This week we also learned about Vokis. We spent a bit of time learning the ins and outs of creating Vokis on the SMARTboard as a whole group last week. See the Voki to the right for an example. This week we went to the lab and spent a bit of time exploring and creating before students were asked to create a Voki that looked like themselves. This really got the creative juices flowing.

Totally engaged!
 When students were finished, they were to have their Voki talk by telling their name and something they liked in the microphone. Unfortunately, we ran into some technology glitches (love technology when it works, but a good lesson for the kiddos to learn... it doesn't always) so.. we'll try that again next time. Seeing as this was an exposure lesson for future projects we won't worry about it.
The kiddos really seemed to enjoy this project, and were thoroughly engaged for the entire time.

Check out a couple of our finished products. Can you see the similarities between the student and the Voki?

A striking resemblance don't you think?

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