So your students want to make a Bitmoji or Facebook Avatar but they’re too young or it isn’t school appropriate? This list of alternative options for building digital characters is the solution, and some of them are even educational!
In no particular order, here are the digital character builders you can use to have students make their own avatar:
This option combines digital literacy and the fun of making a character. Students have to copy and paste across slides (In Google Slides or PowerPoint) and then resize the pieces to layer together to build the Avatar. They can make as many variations as they want!
The build a character digital glyph is perfect for primary grades students and it is educational! Students build their tech skills by needing to copy and paste across slides and resize the pieces to fit.
Students love to create their Star Wars themed Avatars and there are tons of options to make them unique.
This avatar maker website is limited in choices but is very easy to use and the final image can be downloaded.
If you have students who love superheroes then they’ll love this avatar builder. The navigation is a bit tricky so I recommend this one if you’re on desktop computers with a medium to large screen.
This one is a digital animation project in which students create a GIF or .mp4 of their avatar character and background. Great for upper elementary or middle school students.