Bubblejoy is a site where you can send video greetings to people. It´s very easy to use as there´s no need to have an account.
*I´ve already used it to send birthday greetings to friends.
*I´ve used it for dictations.
*I´ve also used it to help students revise vocabulary.
Nik Peachey, in his wonderful blog "Nik´s Learning Technology Blog" gives wonderful ideas on how to use Bubblejoy with students.
Some of his ideas were:
- ask students to record themselves reading haiku poems. (My example)
- students can make cards for special occasions and send to each other.
- sts could plan an imaginary trip and send a card telling other classmates about it.
- using one of the TV designs, sts can pretend they are anchormen and report imaginary news.
Skills: speaking, listening (if you ask sts to write their message first you can maximize the skills)