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It is possible to embed some videos from the BBC into your blog. Not every video has the option but there is a symbol like this </> next to the ‘full screen’ button that copies the code to your clipboard if a story allows it.
There’s no particular reason for using this as an example, it was the first ’embeddable’ one I got to!
Terms and conditions are on their site, with an explanation of why not every video is available to embed.
Let users see where visitors are coming from using Revolver Maps.
There are several styles of maps available and in different code versions so there should be somethng that works with your blog. The widget takes visitor location data and displays it. Users can click on the widget to view visitor statistics of the site.
Voki lets you create an animated, speaking character that you can embed into your blog with information and comments.
There is a free version with limited characters to choose from or a Classroom version you can pay for with more features and classroom resources.
You create your character from a wide selection of faces, clothing and accessories – you can make an avatar of yourslef or a fictional character. Once you have finished creating you can add a voice, either by recording your own or using a text to talk feature (which has a selection of accents). The avatar resonds to the location of the user’s mouse cursor.
You could use voki to create a character that updates bloggers on school events, set tasks for pupils or comment on pupil work.