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.