ICT, Literacy

Kids love Voki characters on their blogs

Click the play button below each character to hear them speak.
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Here are some more examples on student blogs:
Lucy (Yr 6 Winters Flat PS), Bailey (Yr 5 Winters Flat PS), Maya (Yr 5 Guildford PS), Kate (Yr 1 Guildford PS)

To put a Voki avatar on your blog, follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to the Voki website at www.voki.com.

Step 2. Design your character and add a voice.  You can record your voice or use the T symbol to type the text you want your character to speak.

Step 3. Choose ‘Publish’, then follow the prompts on screen.  (You don’t need to create an account.)

Step 4. Select and copy the text in the field under ‘For Most Sites Use This Code’ (See below.).

voki1

Step 5. Add a new post to your blog and select the HTML tab (essential). Then paste the code you copied in step 4 into the post field and choose ‘Publish’ (See below.).
voki2b

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Administration, ICT

Creating an event on a shared Google calendar

To create an event login to your Google account, select ‘Calendar’ and click where the event is to be scheduled.  (You can drag the event up, down or sideways to change its location or make it longer or shorter.)

Enter the name of the event and choose the calendar the event applies to.  If it is an event for the whole school, choose the shared school calendar.

If you need to change additional details such as add reminders or mark the event as an all day event, choose ‘Edit event details’.

When you have finished, choose ‘Create event’.

Creating Event

Administration, ICT

Creating a shared Google calendar for school events

In addition to using one or more Google calendars for yourself, it’s easy to create additional calendars to share with others. This is especially useful for school staff who can access and update a shared school calendar anywhere and anytime provided they can find a computer/phone etc with Internet access.

Under ‘My Calendars’ choose ‘Add’, then complete the calendar details as shown below:

1. Enter the name of the school calendar

2. Enter a description for the calendar (optional)

3. Check that the country and time zone are correct

4. Select ‘Make changes AND manage sharing’ or ‘Make changes to events’ from the drop down menu under ‘Permission Settings’

5. Enter the email address of the person you wish to share the calendar with and choose ‘Add Person’ or select the person’s email address if it is recognised as you type.  Do this for each person you wish to share  the calendar with.

6. Choose ‘Create Calendar’

Shared Google Calendar final