Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dear Mayor...

Get a Voki now!

This Voki avatar was made for a problem-based learning lesson where students had to gather information from various websites in order to determine three reasons why some earthquakes cause more damage than others. Students participated in this problem-based learning activity through a WebQuest where they acted as scientists who were trying to uncover the answer to the earthquake question. Their final project was to present a speech to the mayor of Santa Barbara, California through a talking avatar. Although this avatar contains an advertisement, Voki is working on creating a site for educators which will eliminate ads. This should be available in the fall of 2010, so stay tuned!

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