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Student Challenge #2

by Tracy Watanabe
Our second challenge in the Edublogs Student Challenge is about improving our blog, creating online identities, and continuing to leave quality comments.
Avatars and comments go together because when the avatar is uploaded to the user’s name, it shows when they are making comments.


Part 1: Make an Avatar (15-20 minutes)
Each individual will create an avatar using the options I have listed below. Avatars are digital representations of yourself. Decide what you like the best, and what represents your personality or traits.
You’ll need to print screen to capture your picture for this site. 

picasso jpegPicasso Head

This was a fun site to build a Picasso-like head. No sign up is needed, just create and save or email it. I used the print screen method to save it.
These avatars are a little more artsy because they are cubist in Picasso’s style.
Picture 2
This one is based off of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Again, no log in is needed. It gives you a link to what you’ve created. However, I still used the print screen to save it.
This one is quick to make. If my daughter made it her way, my eyes would be hearts.

Picture 1Doppel Me

You actually don’t need to create an account to use Doppel Me, however if you do it gives more options. We won’t be doing that in class.
Just click “create” and get started. At the end, you’ll need to use the print screen method to save it.

Picture 4

For this site, you have to “picture yourself in plastic.” In other words, what would you look like if you were a Lego person?
I saved it through a print screen.

Picture 3Reasonably Clever – Blockhead

Again, what type of blockhead could represent you? This was the closest “me” that I came up with. Print screen was how I saved it.

avatar-2Harry Potter Doll Maker

If you like Harry Potter, then now’s your chance to create your own variation of a Harry Potter character. After creating my “Harry Potter” avatar, I saved it as a GIF image. I then had to reformat to a jpeg.

Timeline for this task: 15-20 minutes total

  1. You have 5 – 10 minutes of free time to explore which avatar you want to create.
  2. By the end of 10 minutes, save your avatar by clicking print screen (use the function key). Then, reshaped it (in paint) and save it as a jpeg in the student –> documents folder. Save it in Google Apps by using the upload button. You will have 10 minutes to complete this step.
Part 2: Customize your GOAJ Campus Blog profile (10 minutes)
  1. Mrs. Watanabe or your teacher will create your user account. You will receive an email from AJUSD Campus Blogs with your password. Copy your temporary password to log in.
  2. Log into your teacher’s blog using your username or email and pasting the temporary password.

Add your class blog URL to your profile, a safe bio, and change your password. To do this, follow these directions:  Your user profile is quickly accessed in your dashboard via the Profile > Your Profile menu option.  Remember to click Update Profile after making any changes on Your Profile screen.

  1. Update your profile picture with your avatar.
Part 3: Leave a quality comment on another blog (15 minutes)
  1. Visit another class blog listed on our blogroll. Leave a quality comment.
  2. Come back to this post and share where you visited/commented.
  3. Return to that blog post later in the week to see if they responded back to you.
Where did you leave a quality comment?
Do you have any questions about your task?
 This post is inspired by the Edublog Student Challenge.

~ by Tracy Watanabe on September 19, 2012 .

One Response to “Student Challenge #2”

  1.   maya1bl12 Says:

    I’ve completed my avatar (:

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