Lately I have attended some courses online. One of them deals with international educational projects. While working on this course I discovered some nice instruments and tools we can use with our students.
One of them is VOKI (www.voki.com). You can use it for free with your students. You can make speaking avatars. I think it's nice ans students will love it. Have a look at our first Vokis.
The second tool I want to present you is GLOGSTER (www.edu.glogster.com). Just have a look at what you can do with it: