Monday, 17 October 2011


Voki is a simple online tool often used in the EFL primary classroom. It is based on the selection of an avatar which will utter any word or sentence (up to 60 seconds long if using the free option; 90 seconds are allowed to Classroom Voki users). It works as follows:
1. Select a character
2. Change the look
3. Add voice via microphone, text to speech or upload a file.
4. Choose a background
5. Click Publish to email or get code

The Voki web site also includes a set of teaching ideas.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Pic-your-wits vocabulary games

Pic-your-wits is a set of vocabulary games (actions, animals, household objects...). The goal is to identify the word represented in a picture in less than 20 seconds. It can be useful for revising vocabulary on the interactive whiteboard.