While looking to make a simple avatar I came across www.voki.com. I remembered hearing about voki in the past and began playing. The tool was easy to figure out (although you could spend hours trying to get it “just right”). I was even able to record my own voice for the voki.
What took me the longest was figuring out how to embed the voki into a WordPress blog. Here are the instructions.
This tool is cute and was a lot of fun to play with. They do offer a classroom version and have some lesson plans but I don’t know that this is something I’ll use with students in my school. If you have used it in the past I would love to hear about what you did.