As part of the Teacher's Challenge , we were asked to establish an avatar for our blogs, and other online presences. Years ago when I started my movie blog, I used a filmstrip avatar; for my online PLC, a gold surfer on a mouseboard. These images seemed to be an accurate representation of my interests, of what I wanted to show people who read my blogs. (I was never really fond of having my photograph taken or shared for that matter.
In doing some research through the challenge, I came upon a great blog by Brit Gow that listed some really cool avatar sites. Her blog, "How Many Different Ways to Create an Avatar," about different sites that allow artsy, fun, even cartoonish images, was an invitation for me to play. To the left is my "Picasso" self - who knew I was so artisitc?
I also tried out several other avatar creators, like ReasonablyClever, which is a LEGO avatar creator, or the creatur-istic Build a Wild Me!
Another fun tool is the VOKI website -- a VOKI is a personalized speaking avatar. I've added mine to the sidebar on my blog -- probably as close a rep of myself as it gets.
|Build a Wild Me|