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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.
Soundcloud is an audio platform that lets you can create and share original recordings.
There is the facility to embed your recordings in a blog and users can comment on specific parts of a recording.
Pupils could use Soundcloud to record podcasts of interviews, reports and radio shows, or use as a showcase for music lesson performances. Parents and carers get to listen to what their children have been learning without having to wait for the end of term concert.
There are lots of applications available through Soundcloud that let you edit and orgainise your work via web, desktop and mobile devices.