Today, my students focused on the habit: SYNERGIZE. We talked about the importance of teamwork, and then they were divided into small groups and given a quote about teamwork. They then had to work together to create a Voki that recited their teamwork quote. I did a short introduction to Voki.com before we got on the computers.
After the Voki were created, I posted them on a website that I created at wix.com. It was a great way to get the vokis out where they could be seen! I then linked that webpage to our classroom webpage so that students don't have to remember the wix URL.
I do nearly everything in SMART Notebook, but it doesn't take HTML, and I needed somewhere to post 8 voki. I decided I didn't want them right on our class website, and I didn't want to mess with posting them to my blog. Both of those options would have been a little cumbersome. Through some exploring, I found wix.com, and I am going to use it now to post our HTML creations.
The kids picked up on the voki creation quickly, and in general, they really did synergize to create them. I thought this would be a good way to introduce this site in case they decide to use it at a later date for a project. They will already have a basic understanding of how it works.
If you would like to see my students' vokis about teamwork, click here.