Sorry I've been MIA for so long. With the grade level switch, I'm feeling much more overwhelmed than I had anticipated. Oh well, at least I'm ready for Monday!
Have you heard of Voki? My principal introduced us to it at one of our Professional Development sessions. She is awesome! You can go to www.voki.com and create a caricature that says the text you tell it to. Here is one that I came up with... Keep in mind that our school is having an ocean theme in the hallways, so the pirate does fit! Press the play button to hear him talk. Enjoy!
Can't you see so many uses for this? How fun could this be to jazz up an otherwise boring topic? What about your kids recording their voice or typing up a short report? I can't wait to see if my kids enjoy it as much as I hope they do!