Updated: Oct 29, 2020
EduMagicians, You asked for it! It's here! This episode is all about the bitmoji classroom!
Before we begin, let's rate your bitmoji classroom knowledge:
I have created one
I have noticed them online
I have never heard of them
1. What is bitmoji?
Cartoon representation of you
Fun poses and phrases
Available through bitmoji app and chrome extension - before you get started make sure you have the bitmoji extension on your browser!
2. What does bitmoji have to do with classrooms?
They are digital representations of the classroom space designed for virtual learning.
Space designed to connect, learn, and find resources
Bitmoji classrooms must have 3 elements: fun, informative, and functional.
You don't need to have a bitmoji classroom to be an effective educator!
3. Pros and cons for the bitmoji classroom
Can save teacher time
Welcoming space for your students to connect with you and each other
Watch information and videos at their own pace
Students can work ahead, or review content as needed
Have multiple pages to link to across your bitmoji classroom
Add links to additional content
Visual for your students to refer to and navigate a space
Personalize it - whatever is part of you in your real-life make it part of you in your online space too!
Don't put too much into it and don't waste teacher time creating it!
Spend time thinking more about curriculum
Can be overwhelming to students if it is a busy space
Don't make it too crowded!
Before you create one think about the WHY
4. Let’s get the bitmoji party started
Create your bitmoji by getting the app or chrome extension to create your bitmoji
Create a digital classroom using your choice of Google slides, Buncee, or PowerPoint
Create a free account in Buncee (sign in with Google or Microsoft)
Select create new Buncee and start from scratch
Select a background image of a classroom with so many to choose from!
Click add to this page- resize, move them around your space, and get creative!
Add in items to your bitmoji classroom but add with purpose in mind (see tip 5)
how to add your bitmoji to your Buncee - first open the bitmoji extension find the bitmoji character you want in your space. Then right-click on the bitmoji picture and select save image as, title it, save it to your computer. Lastly, click add an item and upload the bitmoji image into your Buncee classroom. You can resize and position as needed.
5. Brainstorm what are some things you are going to want to include in your bitmoji classroom and why?
Add with purpose – think what can I add to this classroom to represent content visually and link to more info? Examples: calendar to schedule, a book to reading, calculator to math content
Click add an item and explore all that Buncee has to offer
Decorate with plants, rugs, lamps, bookshelves, boards, desks, chairs, couches, etc
Upload your own images, animated stickers, and videos
Don't make it too busy!
Get to know our guests
Bitmoji builds community engagement
Why are teachers buzzing about bitmoji classrooms?