We don't take our classes to a computer lab...we bring the laptops to our classrooms...and these carts are always in demand. I sign up in advance so I can utilize them 2 to 3 times each week. We research career preparation, nutrition and wellness information, and child development and parenting practices. Students write reports, create booklets on publisher, and design power point presentations.
Remember, in August our Tech support installed an Epson projector in every classroom. We recently enjoyed the fabulous Fashion History presentations that were created by my Students. Until now, they have cut pictures to create posters for their presentations. This was sooo much better.
We teachers use the computer for email, of course, but also to post grades for the students and parents to monitor online. I maintain my teacher webpage with course descriptions, classroom expectations, project outlines and personal information. Some areas need some serious updating. There are just not enough hours in a day!
As for Voki...did you notice she talks? I really can use her to deliver messages on my school webpage or my wiki space. And students can create their own personal voki to introduce themselves to the class.
And now for my next instructional strategy...I'm considering replacing the notebook-and-pen journaling in my Personal Development class with student blogs...there are many details to consider...
....and I have yet to visit with another teacher who utilizes student blogs...