Top Dog

When we first introduced the Avatar template in Yacapaca, we only had one avatar, Bobo. Since then, he’s been joined by 14 friends – some human, some not, some … indeterminate. Bobo, having a head start, was the most popular – until yesterday.

Now we have a new number one! It can be exclusively revealed right here on Radio Chalkface that Britain’s Number One avatar is ….. [naff jingle] …… Amber!

Yacapaca avatar popularity chart

Amber probably owes her popularity to her resemblance to an Andrex Puppy, but her real namesake is this wonderful creature.

6 thoughts on “Top Dog

  1. These characters are great, they’re modern, cute and funky, but I don’t think it is correct to call them avatars, because an avatar is an icon or representation of a user in a shared virtual reality. I don’t think that these characters represent the student, and I don’t think students are picking them in order to represent themselves. I think they are simply choosing a cute character they like. I think character would be a better description.

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  2. These characters are great, they’re modern, cute and funky, but I don’t think it is correct to call them avatars, because an avatar is an icon or representation of a user in a shared virtual reality. I don’t think that these characters represent the student, and I don’t think students are picking them in order to represent themselves. I think they are simply choosing a cute character they like. I think character would be a better description.

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  3. These characters are great, they’re modern, cute and funky, but I don’t think it is correct to call them avatars, because an avatar is an icon or representation of a user in a shared virtual reality. I don’t think that these characters represent the student, and I don’t think students are picking them in order to represent themselves. I think they are simply choosing a cute character they like. I think character would be a better description.

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  4. Avatar or character, the kids love ’em. Occasionally it would be nice if they actually got on with the assessments instead of fiddling with their alter egos, but heck, at least they’re motivated…!

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  5. Avatar or character, the kids love ’em. Occasionally it would be nice if they actually got on with the assessments instead of fiddling with their alter egos, but heck, at least they’re motivated…!

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  6. Avatar or character, the kids love ’em. Occasionally it would be nice if they actually got on with the assessments instead of fiddling with their alter egos, but heck, at least they’re motivated…!

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