So this is a Voki. It is a customized, talking avatar. You can choose the character, background, and customize the colors. Then you can add voice by typing text and having the computer read it (like above - press play) or you can record your own 30 second message with your voice. I could totally see me putting this up on my Promethean board to tell my students a message and them getting a kick out of it! I guess the kids can make them too, but you have to pay to have classroom accounts and all that.
I must say Scholastic is really good to teachers! I got this really nice bag and all the books lying near it for FREE at the conference. Lakeshore gave everyone one of their computer games too.
I had such a positive response from so many people interested in reading Richard Allington's book, I'm thinking of doing a book study/linky party time thing in June when we all have time to read it. I'm going to file the emails from yesterday so I can remember who was interested.
Here is your Manic Monday freebie. It is a set of QR task cards for past tense irregular verbs.
Click here or on any of the above images to download the Google Doc.