Monday, 15 October 2007
72 hours ago, I didn't even know what an avatar was (the tech definition is a graphic representation of oneself), and now I have my own custom-made avatar straight from my blog picture to the right! The Voicethread project I'm doing with the Books Go Global! group will be using avatars for students instead of actual photos, which I assume has to do with online safety and privacy. Either way, I readily admit it was a blast to upload my photo, plug in the info and create my alter ego. And if I look a bit familiar, well, that's because I've been "Simpsonized" in this picture. The students are going to LOVE this part of creating their cartoon selves with the Simpsonize Me program before we get started on our book reviews. Try it just for kicks!