One of the issues I talked about in Teachers' Guide to Digital Footprint is the use of students' pictures while creating profiles in social networking ( or any other ) platform. There are several alternatives students can use and one of which is to try creating and uploading avatars. These web tools are ideal for creating avatars. There is also the possibility of creating a cartoon out of one's own pictures.
Creating a cartoon out of your real picture is a good way to disguise your real identity while in the same time preserving your own feel and touch. The web tools below are really helpful for cartonizing your pictures. Try them out with your students a.
( Please note that there are several other websites to create cartoons but I personally do not recommend them for students and that's why I limited this list to only 5 tools )
It allows you to make a cartoon of yourself. You can cartoonize your photo in one click. It is very easy and totally free! You need simply to select your photo from the button below, and in the second step you choose the cartoon effect.
This is another awesome web tool that allows users to not only cartoonize their pictures but also customize them the way they want by using different effects and colors.
3- Cartoon, Pho.To
Cartoon.Pho.to Photo caricatures and photo to cartoon in one click! Want to see a face in a photo change expressions and emotions? Upload a portrait photo and create a gif animated face online. Use picture to cartoon effect to get more fun!
Create digital photo pencil sketch, just upload a picture and we will do the rest. Then print them out for your kids to paint over.
5- Portrait Iluustrator Maker
Portrait Illustration Maker is a service which provides character icons completely free of charge!
They are available for your blog site or SNS.