Digital Adventures with Avatars Activities, Tips & Resources ShellyTerrell.com Bit.ly/eltlinks First ZiSP Promotional Picture by Jordy Zipdash, Flic.kr/p/dQZhfJ
Avatar- the graphical representation of the user or the user's alter ego or character. It may take either a three-dimensional form, as in games or virtual worlds, or a two-dimensional form as an icon in Internet forums and other online communities. Wikipedia contributors. "Avatar (computing)." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 May. 2014.
Anatomy & Traits Characterization Clothing Culture Role-play Identity
Talk about digital safety! Image: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by One Laptop Per Child, Flic.kr/p/4Yoxs1
Protect students’ identities! https://voicethread.com/share/558117/
Motivate shy kids to participate!
Character Texts? BuddyPoke 3D Avatar Creator IOS & Android App Go on an adventure with a peer! BuddyPoke.com
Role-play historical characters voki.com
Introduce themselves! Technology4kids.pbworks.com/Voki%20Talking%20Avatars
Avatarmaker.abi-station.com/index_en.shtml Explore identity!
Introduce themselves! Edutopia.org/avatars
“Avatars can reconstruct famous monuments such as the Coliseum or the Pantheon. Students can study the architectural details, characteristic clothing, or culture.” – Lisa Tran
Create story characters! NXE Avatar by Ben Ward, Flic.kr/p/5Dkjn9
Make a machinima http://vimeo.com/15915055
Experience a virtual world as different avatars Univ_of New_Orleans_001 by Olivia Hotshot, Flic.kr/p/5JdX4U
Make a Superhero http://cpbherofactory.com/
Make a Superhero http://marvel.com/games/play/31/create_your_own_superhero
Avatar creation apps!
Create a Superhero App All Devices http://www.theparodynetwork.com/
Give tours, travel tips, infomercials, etc. Character Texts? Tellagami.com IOS & Android App
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