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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Wordle and Voki. How are they used ?




Last class we started working simultaneously with 2 tools related to web 2.0: WORDLE and VOKI.


As regards the first one, it is used to generate "word clouds" from text we provide. 
The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. We can tweak the clouds with different fonts, layouts and colour scheme.
  
This is an example of how I used WORDLE. First I chose a word from our teacher´s example related to web 2.0. After that, I made a research on it online of that expression. It is really easy to work with it because you just have to write the definition of that word and then the programme does it everything for you! Finally, I provided the solution by using Voki.



As far as Voki is concerned, is a free service that allows students to create personalized speaking avatars and embed them on a blog or wiki or send them via e- mail. This service provides numerous features to help students personalized their speaking avatar´s voice, appearance, hair colour, background, clothing and more.
Moreover, when you make changes to your Voki these are automatically updated. These various options make Voki ideal for engaging students in any subject at any grade level.
 If you click on the following link, you will see an example of VOKI which I used to provide the definition of the word / expression I have chosen previously.

http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=6522531&height=267&width=200 

PS: For those who haven´t guessed yet, the word I chose is PERPETUAL BETA

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