Recently, I posted this video Instagram and Facebook and had many teachers requesting to help them create their Bitmoji Classrooms in PowerPoint, embed videos into PowerPoint, and get their Bitmojis to dance or as I said, “Bust a Move!” Although I am a classroom teacher, creating tutorials is not something I am used to doing for adults…yet! But I gladly obliged. Why? Well, Bitmoji Classrooms are a way that RenewED Teachers can try new things! See Day 8 of What is a RenewED Teacher?
Because of Covid-19, we were forced to teach from home or not at all. Those of us that taught remotely…let’s just say when I say we showed up and out during quarantine, baby I mean we took over remote teaching and learning as if it was second nature. That’s the thing about us teachers. We are not often respected for our ability to adapt, innovate, shift with movements that occur. But we did just that! Between Zoom, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams and other digital platforms, we made learning as conducive, relevant, and hopefully as fun as possible for our scholars.
Because my district used Microsoft Teams, I used everything Microsoft including PowerPoint. Back in late mid-to-late April, I started seeing Bitmojis popping up online everywhere. I was already using them in my classroom as part of the decor, but teachers were putting their Bitmojis in digital classrooms! It looked like a video game to me. The thing is, most of the YouTube videos, Blogs, Instagram and Facebook posts I saw used Google Classroom. I didn’t have the time to learn a new platform, so I taught myself how to create Bitmoji Classrooms Using PowerPoint.
Let’s Get Started!
What you will need:
- A blank PowerPoint slide
- The website Remove.bg
- The Bitmoji Extension or Bitmoji App on your phone (You can save to Google Drive or email Bitmojis to yourself)
Steps to Creating your First Bitmoji Classroom:
If you are a visual learner, here is a video tutorial that will help get you started with your Bitmoji Classroom as well!
Adding your Bitmoji to your Classroom Scene:
For more #TeacherTipTuesday Tips, click on the link to the tips on my Instagram Page @the_renewed_teacher.
I hope these tips are helpful! Here is your call to action! If you would like to sign up for a live Bitmoji Classroom Tutorial via Zoom, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will follow up with you!
Here are some samples of student work from the last Bitmoji Classroom Tutorial I hosted!
Until next time, Remember to Try New Things and Happy Teaching!
Yours in Education,
Krystal L. Smith
I was just talking about creating a practice class in Google Classroom, and Oakley said I can make a Bitmoji class. I have no clue how to do that, but now I do! Thanks for reading my mind!
I love it!!!!
Just want to know how to create live bitmoji for virtual classroom.
How is making a political statement allowed in the classroom? How do you have “all children are welcome” while the teacher is holding a BLM sign? Does your administration support this type of blatant activism? As a fellow teacher, this is completely divisive for anyone not black or African-American. I would never single out any race, gender, sexual orientation or anyone for that matter in my classroom. I teach English and ELD and a lot of my students have expressed deep concern over this type of behavior. Maybe you should check in with your other students who are not black and ask them how they feel.
This is ignorant! For you to anyone to be offended or feel a way because the teacher has a BLM poster means you are the ones who needed to see it. During this crazy time, where black lives are being taken left and right and shown nothing but disrespect, her bitmoji is nothing but appropriate. And it’s actually a teaching moment for students, to understand the value of not only their lives but the lives of others who are being racially targeted. Lastly, it’s her damn page so if you don’t like what’s being posted, click the unfollow and keep it moving. But don’t be that person coming on someone else’s page telling them what to post and what not to post. Thank you for coming to my Ted talk!
Wow. Again I see political opinions supersede classroom norms. There was no anger in my post and yet, here we are listening to you rant. This is my point! However, back to the students, my inquiry still remain: they (students) have no choice but to be exposed to the teachers political views. Does the administration and parents approve of this teachers politically motivated behavior or is she just doing what she wants because she feels “empowered”? I can’t express who I voted for or give my opinion on many different issues in my classroom, BUT African-American teachers can push their agendas? This makes no sense under the guise of your need to express yourself. It’s obvious by your writing that you need to go back to school and study how to write an argumentative essay. Make a claim and rebuttal without attacking someone. And yes I will not follow this teacher because she is masking an agenda with seemingly good intentions. If she taught adults, this behavior would be acceptable. But she does not! She teaches impressionable children who do not deserve to be exposed to BLM political materials. How about read Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison or the plethora of other black authors,