This morning I created my own avatar for this blog using Build Your Wild Self from New York Zoos and Aquarium & the Wildlife Conservation Society.
It is a website where you can create your own character using different human/animal body parts. Then you can send these creations in an email or print them.
The website also provides a name and description of the Wild-You you just created, telling facts about the animals parts you selected.
I am thinking that this would be a fun activity to use when learning All About Me to create unique digital self portraits. Also, when studying animals, there is the opportunity for generating great questions about various adaptations.
Let me know if you have used this before with your students, or if you have any other ideas for how you might use this in the classroom.