There are several Avatar creator Apps. I chose this app to share with you because of the simplicity. Some other Apps are...
Using Cartoon Avatars in the classroom - Click Here. The way I have used Avatars in the classroom, is for students to create an avatar of them and their family. We also use them to create the characters in the book they are reading. We usually read at least one chapter book together and they create a visualization of how they visualize the characters. It can provide an interesting conversation after the students see how they each created the same character. Good readers visualize things they are reading including the characters.