Saturday, February 6, 2010

Thing #4

Thing #4 - HOORAY! I have a registered blog. This is going to be a GREAT tool for me during this time as I go about learning the 2.0 world. I will be able to go back and see how I maneuvered my way through it all and hopefully will be able to teach someone else in time. This will also document my progress so I look back at the end of all of this and pat myself on the back for a job well done.

I finally got Avatar to work and made an image of myself. Another HUGE HOORAY!!! I can see where Avatar is going to be a GREAT learning tool for me and educators as a whole as students can create stories using them. They could also retell a story they have read using the different Avatar characters they create. A last idea that came to mind today is the fact that they could create an image/picture and from it write their own creative writing story to go with it. As one who has been rather technologically unskilled ---- I am looking forward to using this website with students in the classroom. It will be a great motivator for those who are reluctanct or just have a harder time with the learning process. Although I was able to create an image/character of myself ---- I could not get it to export, "beam up", etc. to my blog. I will keep playing with it until something hits and it shows up. I am not giving up in the least.


  1. I know you will keep going!
    your avatar needs to be saved as a jpeg file..a picture. Then use the gadget for images/pictures that will let you add it to your sidebar ...the green area on your blog. There are some screen shots on one of the help pages.

  2. Hang in there! There is definitely a learning curve to embedding images, etc. It is time-consuming, but so rewarding when you finally figure something out and can see the results of your persistance and hard work on your blog.