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Avatar Generators & Creators

An ever growing list of more than 21 websites & apps that you can use to create fun avatars. Some allow you to save the finished creation as a jpg for free. If not, then use the print screen button to copy the screen, paste into a paint program, crop and save as a jpg.

For MACs use either Shift + Command + 3 to take a whole screenshot OR Shift + Command + 4 to cut out a square around the desired part of the screen.

If one of these sites is blocked by your firewall, go on to the next one....OR....do this at home! To see how I made my super hero avatar - it's Go!Animate & deets at the very bottom!

Be an Avatar Superhero Ninja!
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Tweet me @GwynethJones or leave a comment on the afore mentioned companion blog post if you have another site to share!

Bitmoji Keyboard App

from the people of Bitstrips!
Blog post:
Got Bitmoji? -
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OK, these Bitmoji's are a little addictive! Don't judge me but check out the cute animations in this Flickr Gallery!
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Artoon iMadeFace App

FREE iPhone (or Android) App iMadeFace Turns You Into a Cartoon via Mashable

My Blue Robot Avatar Generator

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Lego Movie Sig Fig

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external image 9377788403_3d925263e6_m.jpg The Great Gatsby Look

From the Warner Bros movie website, make your own dapper dandy & fabulous flapper! WARNING: Don't use with the kiddos as there are grownup alcohol related props. Use PicMonkey.com to crop & save for avatar use.
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Super thanks to **jake duncan**
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Super thanks to **jake duncan** @**duncanbilingual** for exposing me to this COOL new generator!
Turn yourself into a South Park character!
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Use this in case Hero Machine is blocked
Channel your inner CSI! --This site a bit like a police photofit
Great site pointed out to me by the author of The Book Chook blog- Susan Stephenson via a comment on my blog! YAY!
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From the Wildlife Conservation Society: Create an avatar out of bits and pieces of humans and other animals – head, arms, legs, clothes, eyes, mouth, tail, wings, shells … just pick the parts you like and assemble them together, choose a background, and at the end you'll get animorphtastic name & description!
Create a Mii in the style of the characters found on the Wii computer console.

Create your own comic strips, Publish, Share & Discuss - WARNING- immature community content.
allows students to create their own comic strips populated by their own characters. They can choose how many frames they want for their cartoon, and the simple editor makes it easy to drop their characters into a story.

Cartoon yourself in the popular style of Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series!

This lets you recreate yourself in the style of the characters from the Movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World!
NOT FOR the students. Fans of the TV show Mad Men can creates a sharp dressed 60s avatar of themselves.
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(Avatar by Go!Animate & graphic design by me & ComicLife)

external image 5731649381_c55c045301_o.pngOne of my FAVs! Create Your Own Go!Animate Character

with their Character Creator and Watch the animation & get the whole Comic Tutorial Wikipage It's NOT FREE but there is a free trial.

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GoAnimate Basics by gwynethanne on GoAnimate

Related posts:

LevelUp Bookclub Resources

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From a comment by John McLear Here is an Avatar Comparison tool you might like

And just for fun,
Superhero Sayings

Comic Classroom & Student Involved Ideas:

Creating Comic Strips with Google Presentations by Eric
Avatars Teach Teens About Self-Image


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This Wikipage inspired by and shamelessly adapted from the amazing post by Danny Nicholson and his wonderful blog:
16 Avatar Generators for Profile Pictures and more
"If you want more of these sites, the full list can be found on my Delicious list here: http://delicious.com/dannynic/avatar
Got any others you’d like to add? Let me know in the comments!
Don’t forget you can also follow the Whiteboard Blog on Facebook here : https://www.facebook.com/whiteboardblog"
He's BRILLIANT! Do follow him!