Voki has been around for some time now but has just become a bit more classroom friendly and advertising free with the addition of Voki for Education. Accounts are created using an email address and the tool is very student friendly. The site now offers a Teacher's Corner (discussion board) and Lesson Plan database section to help you to start using Voki with students. They do suggest using Voki with kids 13 and over but teachers can use Voki to engage and excite students of all ages.
Some suggestions for using Voki in the classroom include create a class mascot that talks to visitors to the class, using a Voki to make announcements, weather, reports, tell stories, and so much more. Please share your ideas for using Voki by leaving a comment.