When I saw educators posting their awesome Bitmoji Classrooms in March, I was in awe… but had no head space to try and create one. This week I’ve found some time and I’ve learned it’s really not hard. And I think will be so helpful!! Warning, it is addictive and will suck the time right out of a day. In a good way, though… b/c I think this is how I might teach/connect in the upcoming year. It is a learning curve and I am just at the start of that curve. I am excited! Here is my virtual office for the opening of school.
Check out this video below ⬇. This is what I watched and it takes you step by step how to create one on PPT. There are similar ones for Google on youtube.
And there are some links I got off of the Elementary Counselor Exchange on FB. Remember, you can save a copy of other people’s slides and then erase their bitmoji and put yours!
Rebecca Pianta currated this page of options: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11Bj8BTY92uiGGD2KxQ4XoynL5RoBo64T?fbclid=IwAR3QLH2H95cBO68q2ecfr2nUKyf7hXbyM1MMshJ-gi566IYuBG9xiLj_W6E
Other classrooms I have created or adapted/borrowed/found free online:
Talking about Different Cultures/Races(Resources in English & Spanish) https://cobbk12org-my.sharepoint.com/:p:/g/personal/lisa_king_cobbk12_org/Ebj1AZLAY7pNrIIKFjyf7cMB79bPss1mNlpdXj3wyzQ76Q?e=md1tkP
Things I’ve found helpful: You can hyperlink not only to videos, but to other slides (aka it can lead you to a whole other room). In my room, click on anti racism or growth mindset and it should take you to another room. Cute puppies is a YouTube and the Meet the Counselor takes you to the counselor website.) You can do voice recordings and animation too.
Edit: Here is an updated version of my welcome classroom with 2 features people tend to ask like: The video intro and the hyperlinked referral form.
What else can I help you with??
I love sharing and helping educators… b/c we are all in it for the kiddos and there is not enough time in the day for all we need to do!