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Monday, November 3, 2014

Avatar Images

No, I am not talking about the movie...we can save that for a different day. You may have noticed that my profile photo has changed recently. I replaced my traditional photo with an avatar that I created using this Avatar Generator.

Avatars have several uses in the world of education. What student wouldn't want a self-created image of superstar quality for his or her profile photo? They are definitely an engagement tool. If your students are young or safety and security is a concern, avatars conceal one's real appearance. Sometimes we just don't want a real photo floating around in cyberspace and an Avatar is a great way to avoid that.

Even for me, a technology teacher with a fairly strong online presence, I don't necessarily want personal images popping up when someone searches for me.


Here is a great list of free student-appropriate avatar creators from @MrEDUHowto.

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