Lisa Stevens is a Primary class teacher, a Modern Foreign Languages specialist and an enthusiast for embedding innovative technology in the teaching and learning process. She explains how she uses Voki – an avatar that talks, for children to record their voice – not only for Spanish, but also for recording poetry. It is also used for peer and teacher assessment purposes.
She also uses VoiceThread to enable pupils to add their voices and other sound to a wide range of programs. Lisa talks about the ways in which the interactivity of ‘Web 2.0’ contributes to the wider educational development of her pupils – and is approved by their parents – as well as supporting mainstream curriculum areas.
Pupils give detailed explanations of the techniques – and advantages – of using VoiceThread and other interactive programs.
The Video Team
Theo Kuechel and Leon Cych produced these video interviews.
Leon Cych is a web designer, coder, teacher, poet, artist, broadcaster, journalist and educationalist. He set up the nationwide poetry magazine – Poetry London Newsletter in the seventies. You can follow Leon on Twitter: @eyebeams, or his blog Learn4Life.