Tabaldo on Tech

Teaching with Technology in the 21st Century

Tabaldo on Tech - Teaching with Technology in the 21st Century

Fun Stuff for Student Engagement


Are you struggling to engage your students? I have found some fun and free (or cheap) sites to create fun content.

XTRANORMAL – Xtranormal helps you create amazing interactive stories with a few clicks and a little imagination. – Below is a video I created for a Desire2Learn conference. There is a free version (but it is really pay per use), I have the Educational account $10/mo. not bad.


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 is FREE but also has a classroom subscription for $29.95/yr. VOKI also has lesson plans where you can search by subject matter and/or grade level, and checl out VOKI’s education page some great ideas here.

Below is a VOKI i made for an introduction to a course in out LMS.


BLABBERIZE – This simple and free interactive web-based site allows users to upload a pic and then narrate it so the picture comes to life. See below my feeble attempt to blabberize.

As teachers we need to stick together and share resources. If you have a favorite link,  like one of these please share it with me either via a post or email and I’ll add it to my Teacher Resources page.

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