October 16, 2012

Having fun with VOXER - walkie-talkie

You might already use this app or not. I only got invited to use it this week, thanks to Andressa Cardoso for that.

Now, if you can call someone and send text messages, why would you need a walkie-talkie application?

Well, sometimes you don't want to call someone and have a lengthy conversation, all you want is to do is send a message such as "Meet me in front of the cinema." If that is your purpose, I believe it could come really handy as recording yourself speaking is much faster than typing it.

Reading a review from PCMag.com  I discovered other interesting features such as sharing images and your location. You can even send a voice message to a group of people.

I love the fact that it's FREE and available for iphones and androids alike.

How can we use the tool with students?  http://voxer.com/

  • send a voice message to a group of students asking a question and they have to answer back.
  • have students send voice messages to each other in English.
  • using the teacher's VOXER in class, students can interview a teacher from another country by sending voice messages.
Any other ideas? I'd love to hear from you.

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