This week, I decided it would be a fun thing for the Grade 7's to make their own avatar using http://www.voki.com/.
Since they are the first Grade 7's going through the school I thought it would be fun for them to create an avatar with a message to the Grade 1-6's giving them some advice or a parting message. I decided not to tell them how to use the site in the traditional manner, but instead, using Jing, I created a screencast of the instructions which they viewed and followed.
It worked like a bomb - and I think I shall teach them how to use Jing next!
Here is an example of one of their final products:
It was great watching them work it out, discover different images and voices, and enjoying the activity. I was thrilled with the outcome of their Voki's and already have ideas where I can use this with other classes.