Posted by Miss W. on March 7, 2010
We’ve now had about three lessons in IT this year. We have created blogs, made sure they were linked on the sidebar of our Middle School blog and learnt how to log in. We checked out the dashboard to change our password, how our comments were to be moderated, changed theme and blog name, then added widgets on the sidebar.
We have discussed being internet savvy and what sort of nicknames we should have on our blog. Now you are going to create an avatar to represent you in a positive way on the internet. Your readers will start thinking of you the way you create your avatar.
Because we very rarely meet face to face (f2f), we still have to give some visual cues as to what we look like. But as teachers, we have to make sure you are being internet safe and that usually means not putting any pictures of actual students on the web, and if we do, having parental permission to do so. We certainly don’t name the students in the pictures.
For example, here are some avatars I have made from various websites. They all represent me.
- Build your wild self – middle left
- Mini-mizer – middle right
- The Hero Factory – far left
If under 13, sorry you can’t register for these mentioned below. But over 13, need parental or guardian permission.
14 or older with parental permission
So now it is time for you to create your own avatar. You can then add it as a blog avatar to appear on your blog. You can also add it as a comment or user avatar so it appears wherever you leave a comment on someone else’s blog. Some websites are for students 13 and older so make sure you choose one that is for your age group.