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MERLOT II


    

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Material:

Animated Characters

Rating: 4 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Ismaeil Elrehaima (Student), Oct 24, 2006
Comment: Music Audio Resources http://www.oddcast.com/sitepal/ I liked this website very much because it allows its users to design speaking animated characters in minutes. I think it is very useful for teachers to create animated characters and let them talk to students. Based on my experience, students love cartoons and animated characters and they almost learn by heart whatever those characters say. Teachers should take this opportunity and make the animated character say what they want their students to learn. By doing this, the teachers would help their students learn easily and with a great amount of fun. This feature can be used for teaching grammatical rules. Also it can be used for telling stories, after which the teacher could ask the students to summarize or translate. In addition to this it can be used for giving instructions or directions. Students themselves can use it in recording whatever they want.

Technical Remarks:

The website is very easy-to-use. It has been provided with very clear, step by step instructions to help you create and edit animated characters and record sounds. The number of the available options to create different characters with different shapes and ages is just amazing. This service is not free. Users have to pay. There are three different packages to suit different budgets and needs. The more you pay the better service you will get.