Reallusion’s Craztalk is an incredible package. It can take any still image and animate that image based on your voice. You record your script, either in the software, or something like Audacity.
Animation has never been so easy! It’s an excellent way of introducing tasks, presenting new information or turning it over to your students to allow them to produce presentations.
Ignoring this slightly strange looking gentleman, Crazytalk comes with a number of characters already for you to use, but I find the best way is to use it with images of famous people. Your students will recognise them and immediately understand the context.
Here’s an example of what I mean:
Winston Churchill reading out one of his famous speeches for an English lesson
Crazytalk Standard costs $49.95. If you’re buying it yourself. You can apply for an educational discount, but personally, save yourself some $100 money and don’t buy Crazytalk Pro. The features are fancier, but I’ve never used them.