Voki is an online tool that allows you or your students to create speaking avatars. These avatars can be posted on websites or sent via e-mail. The characters clothing, backgrounds, and voices are easily customizable. Their speech can be typed in or recorded using the computer microphone. Voki is a great way to get your ESL or shy students to express themselves without the audience. All students will enjoy creating an online image of themselves to show the world. Teachers can use a Voki to draw students to the class website and to start conversations. Put a Voki on your screen and they will listen. Listen to the one I created below.