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Weemee

This Weemee was created in WeeWorld. Click on the slideshow to find out how to make one.

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My Avatar Editor

When you show My Avatar Editor to children they recognise it straight away as it looks like the avatars (known as Mii) you can make on a Wii. It is very easy to use.
Type in your name and creator name.
Choose Gender,
Choose colours.
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Then click on the buttons below to personalise your avatar.

Once you have finished click on the the Save button (the first button)

There are several save options.
I recommend using the Export option as that allows you save it as a Jpeg. You can also select the Pictures size and a background colour.
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Superhero Avatar

Kids love to create avatars and what could be better than turning yourself into a 'Superhero'!
The Hero Factory has a range of looks and accessories to create your Superhero.
These can then be downloaded and used as avatars. You will need to crop them before they can use them for that purpose.

A name is generated once you have finished your creation. Mine is 'Whipped Nine Tails'

I could see these characters influencing writing. Students can create them and build their own individual Superhero bios. Students could then work collaboratively together to create their own Superhero world!

Warning: check the names when they are generated to ensure that they are suitable for children to use. I have heard of one word that is not appropriate. This is the opportunity to enforce Digital Citizenship with children, they have to make the decision whether the name is suitable or not!

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Marvel Superheroes

Following on from my blogpost about The Hero Factory, there is another Superhero site. Marvel has their own website for creating superheroes.
Click Begin and then create your base.
Then go through all of the tabs to create your superhero.


To save the Superhero you need to set up an account or you can click Download and then take a screen capture.
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Hero Machine


HeroMachine Version 2.5
Choose a Pose and all your options will load.
Choose from all of the options available (select a colour for each)
Once you have finished take a screen capture There are also options for printing.
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Mini-Mizer

I came across Mini-mizer from 'Reasonably Clever' which creates Lego style characters, but there was adult content, so I put a tweet out on Twitter and received a link to the 'Kid Friendly version of Mini-Mizer'. It has a lot
less graphics but you can still create great characters or Avatars.
Again you will still need to take screen captures to copy these images.
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Reasonably Clever Block Head Iconiser

Then I searched specifically for children and found this site Reasonably Clever Block Head Iconiser


To use this picture you need to take a screen capture Windows Users click here
Mac Users click here
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Build Your Wildself

Another programme calledBuild your Wildself has students creating themselves and then adding animal body parts to finish off as a Wild Self. Once students had created their “wild self”, click on Get a Wild desktop, right click it and select Save Image As and you will have a copy of the avatar.

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Kerpoof

Kerpoof allows you to make avatars but you need to be registered. Once you have registered, go to My Stuff and create your avatar.


Again there is no download feature but you can do a screen capture before you click Save.
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DoppelMe

And then there is DoppelMe you can create your avatar and when you have finished you can right click, select Copy and paste into the programme of your choice.

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Voki

A Voki is an animated avatar.

You can customise the avatar's look.

You can add voice by typing in some text and a computer generated voice will read it out, or record your own voice using the microphone.
You can add backgrounds.
And you can publish to your blog or wiki.
You can also send to an email address and a phone
You will need to set up an account.
**Get a Voki now!**
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Grabba Beast

Create your own Beast