It’s a social media trend that has infiltrated the world of education, in a good way! It even has its own hashtag: #bitmojiclassroom! It’s customizable, interactive, visually appealing and if you don’t have one, there is no better time than now to get your very own Bitmoji! Create your Bitmoji by clicking here! I love using bitmoji in the library, and you can absolutely use this too!
A Bitmoji is your own personalized Emoji, however, unlike Emojis, Bitmojis are incredibly lifelike and tend to be more on the whimsical side! They are mini cartoon characters of YOU! You become an avatar! You can create your Bitmoji by customizing hair color, skin tone, clothing, facial features, accessories, and more. You can even rep your favorite sports team!
Here, There, and Everywhere
Bitmoji takes your image and creates a multitude of sticker-like images with zany, fun messages. Bitmojis are used everywhere! You’ll find them in text messages, on various social media sites, in emails and now it’s the latest craze for the classroom whether it’s face-to-face or virtual.
With so much emphasis on the virtual classroom these days, Bitmojis offer teachers a fun way to provide feedback for their students online, engage online learning, and it’s also a great communication tool.
There’s a Hyperlink for That
Bitmojis allow for digital communication via hyperlinks within a virtual class or face-to-face class setting. For example, by utilizing a PowerPoint or Google Slideshow, you can create an interactive slideshow with hyperlinks for the students to access. Teachers can also use Bitmojis in digital storytelling and lesson presentations. It does take some frontloading, however, once you get the hang of it, you’ll be a pro in no time!
Personalized Classroom with Bitmojis
Bitmojis allow for the classroom to be more personable especially for online learners who may not experience face-to-face teaching in the upcoming school year.
This is especially useful for Media Specialists. When students enter the media center for a lesson, the Media Specialist can direct them to their Bitmoji slide that introduces them to the in’s and outs of the media center. Media Specialists can create an entire presentation or utilize multiple slides. This is also extremely valuable to the online learners; it will allow them to access the media center and all its offerings without stepping foot in the school.
Bitmojis for Students
Students can create their own Bitmoji as well. This encourages students to take ownership of their learning while showing off their creative side. They can use their personalized Bitmoji when creating multimedia presentations and class projects. This is a great tool for e-learning because students can use their Bitmoji to express their personality while collaborating on a presentation.
Using Bitmojis in your class is the latest and modern way to engage and interact with the 21st century learner. There is one caveat though, you do run the risk of becoming the coolest teacher in school!