There are many apps for creating talking avatars. I recently blogged about Voki which is great and allows you to record talking avatars which can be embedded on a blog.
I came across Morfo last night. It is so much fun, and allows you to take pictures or upload them and do recordings which is synched to the avatar. More interestingly, as a math and science teacher, I thought they had immediate applications in an Ipad classroom wherein students are doing a lot of content creation. Here are some examples:
- Create talking fruit for unit on nutrition
- Create talking organs (gross!) for study of the human body
- Create talking books for book reviews