Are you ready?
Since we do not identify ourselves with a photo, and we still want a PICTURE that represents who we are, we create an image that represents us, and "avatar." Please consider the challenge you chose from Rachel's challenge:
Here is an example of mine. I created an avatar (Wild Self), then edited it, and added it to my "dot" drawing:
I chose pretty colors I like, purple and blue-green, with a rainbow on my shirt. I wanted to be independent, my own way, and these colors show that. I chose orange butterfly wings because sometimes I flutter around to get everything done I need to and because the wings are bright so that I stand out-- in case any one needs help, they can see me. I have a big smile on my face as I speak words of kindness. I want to model kindness everyday and start a chain reaction of kindness to make the world a better place. How about you?
Are you ready?
Create an Avatar:
Once you are starting to create online, you often need to have a special identity. This is usually in the form of an avatar. You may have them in Facebook and, of course, you have them when leaving comments on blogs. You see them when you make comments and the blog you are visiting chooses one for you.
So, this week’s activities relate to avatars and online identities including creating a positive digital footprint.
Activity – make an avatar -- for your class and for you
Step 1. Create an avatar for your blog and for you to use when leaving comments.
Avatars are a representation of yourself. Check out this post about avatars. Create your avatar using one of the websites below. See if Edmodo lets you add your avatar.
Most important is remember to save as a jpeg file if using Edublogs.
To make an avatar, go to the links below, then read and follow the directions that follow to copy, rename, and adjust the size for uploading.
Step 2. Using printscreen to save your avatar
So you decided to create an avatar like “Build your wildself” or “Wimpy Me." You need to take a picture of the screen first.
On a Mac, hold down the command key, then hold down the shift key with it , then press the 4 key -- you will your cursor change to a "crosshair."
PC: Most computers have a printscreen button on the keyboard or if using Windows 7 you have an icon called “snipping tool”.
To create a transparent background, ask your teacher how to use:
Photo Editor: http://pixlr.com/editor/
Sue Waters from ‘The Edublogger‘ has written a great post about avatars, including giving instructions on how to save them and then upload to your blog profile.