There are some fun sites that can be used to animate pictures to add pizzazz to websites or online classrooms. One of these sites, Voki, is free and is available for non-commercial use. For commercial use, SitePal starts at just $9.95/month.
Are you looking for a way to create content for an online classroom? Consider adding a link to Voki. “Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. You can customize your Voki to look like you or take on the identity of lots of other types of characters… animals, monsters, anime etc. Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone. Voki lives on your blog, social network profile and will soon be integrated in various instant messaging platforms. You will also be able to download it to most video supported phones.”
Click on the picture below to see what happens if you add a link to your Voki-created file. Be sure to hit the play button to hear the message once you get there.
If you are looking for a way to stand out on your website, resume, email signature line, or other form of social media, consider SitePal. “SitePal is an easy-to-use service that allows you to create a speaking avatar for your website and empower your online communication.” Click on the picture below to see that animation.