Challenge #4- Wimp Yourself

This challenge encouraged us to make avatars using different websites. Here are some new avatars I made using the following websites:  Reasonably  Clever (Lego character) & Picasso Heads

How to create a wimp yourself avatar in 3 easy steps:

1)Go to  Wimp yourself and  create your own character that resembles the Diary of a Wimpy Kid character. Save the image onto your computer.  My students loved “wimping” themselves~!

2) Go to Fotoflexer to edit the photo if needed. Upload the file to the program and add some text or decorations. Save the file on your computer.

3)  Upload the new file as your avatar.

*I’ve also added an RSS feed to my widgets so people subscribe this blog to their reader! 🙂  Who else uses the google reader?

7 thoughts on “Challenge #4- Wimp Yourself

  1. azzy23 says:

    I like the Wimp yourself!! I’m sure your 5th graders loved it! I think I’ll share it with my 2nd graders. I played around with Fotoflexer too…hadn’t used that before. Have you ever used Picnik? I sometimes us it when I want to play around with my pictures.

    I’ve really enjoyed browsing around your blog and reading your thoughts, experiences, and observations. You must enjoy Seoul. Do you think you’ll stay overseas for a while? I’m an international teacher living in Bangladesh. We just got a new director this year…he came from Seoul! We’ve been able to travel to some amazing parts of the world since we’ve been overseas. Seems like you have too!
    Carrie
    Mrs. McEwen’s Class

    • jee young says:

      Hi Carrie! I haven’t used Picnik before, but I will check it out. Fotoflexer is pretty simple to use and you can do some fun things with it. I hope you get a chance to share the wimp yourself site with your students.
      I do enjoy living here in Seoul. I’m not sure where I will go next, whether to another country or back to the States. Seoul is definitely a great place to live for expats! Do you plan on staying in Bangladesh for a while?

  2. murcha says:

    Wow, there are lots of exciting avatar creation sites. I have not heard of some of these, but I love the way that people have commented back and suggested others on this post of yours.
    We are still on our school summer break, although I go back to school on Tuesday next week and our students start on Friday. I shall be using some of these sites as alternatives for my students when we commence and continue blogging. Jee Young, do your students have blogs?
    I have a google reader, but I really need to tidy it up as I subscribed to so many blogs and rarely get to read them all. So often, I mark them all as read so that I can start afresh. Glad to see that you have added a RSS feed to your blog. Did you get any people subscribing?
    Thanks for sharing this interesting post.

    • jee young says:

      Hi Anne!
      I am just starting to introduce blogging to my students. I have used a classroom blog (http://mskimgrade5.wordpress.com) since the beginning of the school year, but now they will be creating their own. I am planning on using some of the information that you all have put up on the edublogs teacher challenge about creating a blog with my students! Thank you for all the posts that you have been putting. I am learning so much about blogging.

      Sometimes I find the google reader a bit overwhelming, because there are so many articles to read. Other times I just forget to check it. I was just curious as to whether other people enjoy using it or not…

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