Creating your Comment Avatar

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Creating your Comment Avatar

  1. 1. Creating and uploading your comment avatar in your student blog!<br />6th grade Literacy<br />
  2. 2. What is an Avatar?<br />An avatar is a computer user’s online representation of them self or their alter ego.<br />Your avatar is an important part of your online identity.<br />It’s an online representation of you that shows up in places such as where you leave comments, forum posts or on social networks and is part of how others visualize who you are.<br />As a blogger it’s a good idea to have an avatar that others recognize as representing you.<br />
  3. 3. How to create an Avatar<br />Use an online tool to create an avatar<br />But for best results always resize your image to 97 pixels wide by 97 pixels high and save as a .jpg before uploading your avatar.<br />The key is to think carefully of how you want others to visualize you when choosing your avatar – it’s all about creating a positive digital identify!<br />
  4. 4. Avatar Tools<br />If you would like to create your avatar using an online tool check out:<br />This review of online avatar tools here that includes examples of avatars created using each tool<br />Online avatars broken into categories based on age restrictions and gender – ideal for students<br />
  5. 5. Uploading your Avatar To Edublogs.org<br />This avatar will display on all comments left on Edublogs.org blogs when you are logged into your Edublogs account.<br />Important tip:<br />If you are changing your avatar, it can take a few hours for caches to clear. Try clearing your browser’s cache by holding the Ctrl key and pressing F5, which will help.<br />
  6. 6. 1.  Go to Users > Your Avatar inside your blog dashboard<br />
  7. 7. 2.  Click on Browse, locate your avatar on your computer and click Open<br />
  8. 8. 3.  Now click Upload<br />
  9. 9. 4.  Once uploaded select the part of the image you want to use as the avatar and then click Crop Image<br />
  10. 10. 5.  Now whenever you leave comment on your blog or (another Edublogs.org blog) your avatar will display with your comment.<br />Next step: Post Comments<br />

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