An AVATAR is

...... an alias character which can allow students to publish work online, without having to reveal information about their actual identity.
etc etc etc


Take a Look:


RustySkyerson2.jpg.... Vicky_Serengeti2.jpg.... ....
Mick Skyerson.....................................Vicki Serengeti......................Orkintozhepipconzhaa.........Ghandhi.......and Simon
from Clay Yourself........................... from Clay Yourself............................................................from VOKI


Suggested Starting Points:


1. Have students create an avatar using their choice of:


CLAY YOURSELF a Hotels.com Production

Clay Yourself is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and download them to use on your blog, profile, and in email messages.


VOKI

... Voki is a free service that allows you and your students to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages
  • you can also upload your own photo or artwork to create an original Voki of your own


2. Have students post their avatar to Edmodo, their blog, or wiki, or email them to a friend.



**LessonPlan Support:


1. SCREENCAST:
How to Post a Voki on a website

2. GreetingsByVoki - a wiki for creating student vokis with instructions for students!

3. Voki Lesson Plan Page - search by grade, subject, etc.



Further Resources: Other Avatar Creation sites...?

"Voki Classroom"
Teachers can also pay a small monthly fee to create a Voki Classroom Account, which provides a private website where teachers can create and manage students accounts, post student work, etc.