So, you teach kindergarten and you have a classroom blog. Your children are not yet what you would call fluent readers, but you want them to be engaged in what you have written on your blog, not just look at the pictures. What to do?
Cindy Blakely has solved the problem by voice-enabling her blog using Odiogo. When you sign up, it adds a “listen now” icon to each of your blog entries. After a short commercial, a “near human” voice reads the text aloud to your pre-reader children. Cindy says,
Odiogo freed the student up to hear the words….the message….and know why the images went along with the words. In the far reaches of my vision, they would follow along (as best they could) and pick up a few words to read.
As my son would say, “sweet”.
Unfortunately, Odiogo only works with WordPress, Blogger and a few other platforms. I’m a dedicated Classblogmeister user for my own classroom blog, but adding a listening component for primary bloggers is inspired.