Avatars are generally found on profile pages and comments sections of websites. To set yourself apart from most users on the web, make sure your avatar says something about who you are.
An avatar is a picture that is either of you or represents a likeness of you. It’s not always the best idea to share real pictures of yourself online, so in this lesson, we’re going to explore a few avatar generators that can create “cartoonized” versions of yourself. These images can then act as your avatar for your Google and Twitter accounts among other web-based resources.
Check out each of the links below and select one service to generate a new avatar. You may have to use the snipping tool to save your final creation.
- http://milkandcookies.com/link/41026 – Simpsons Avatar Creator
- http://www.weeworld.com/ (Click “Create your WeeMee”)
Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. Watch the video below to learn more about how Gravatar works.
Then, using LastPass to store your highly secure password, create your own Gravatar account using your @glenbrook225.org email address. Update the profile and make sure to include your newly created avatar from above. Visit Gravatar.com to set up your account.
The video below is part of a series called “Download: The True Story of the Internet.” The video examines a fascinating point in modern world history – the origins of the world wide web’s graphical user interface.
While you watch the video, answer the questions in the worksheet that I have shared with you via Google Classroom.
After you finish the video, in the comments section below, answer the following question:
Do you think Marc Andreesen’s statement about Microsoft becoming irrelevant in the future will eventually become true? Why or why not?
(If you’ve set up your Gravatar correctly, you should see your image next to your comment.)