Widgets and Avatars
As part of our EduBlogs Challenge, we were asked to explore the use of Avatars and Widgets. While our blog does not support dynamic widgets, we do have a couple of buttons in our sidebar that we like. Our favorite is our ClustrMap. It keeps track of the number of visitors to our site. In June of 2011, we reached 10,000 visitors. It looks like this June will find us approaching 50,000 visitors – that’s a HUGE increase!
Earlier this year we did create avatars at MyWildSelf. They came out REALLY cool. We planned on putting them on our individual student blogs, but then realized that they would take up a considerable amount of our allotted memory. So, instead, we used Photovisi to create a collage:
We also installed each Wild Self onto a USB drive, and inserted it into our classroom digital frame. It has become a portable bulletin board, where we can view each others’ artwork without hanging it on the wall. Now we just need more frames so we can display more student work!!