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Bitmoji — Educators Turn to Bitmoji to Build Community and Engagement

The most popular use of Bitmojis (personalized cartoon avatar) in education is for creating virtual classrooms, or virtual learning hubs (typically hosted on Google Slides, which can be integrated into a learning management system (LMS) like Seesaw, Google Classroom, or Schoology) where teachers post classroom materials and resources for students. Every teacher’s Bitmoji classroom is unique. Some teachers have made them resemble their real-life classrooms or homes, while others have leaned toward fantasy.

Below you will find a Bitmoji presentation that I prepared for students at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, for an asynchronous class meeting. The goals of the presentation were:

  • Gain a better understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Become a trained GLOBE Teacher
  • Discover resources that can be used to implement the NGSS in the — The GLOBE Program, NASA Resources, and NASA’s AREN Project
  • Learn some science songs from Science Explosion
  • Observe and participate in a Bitmoji Classroom

Resources to use to develop your own Bitmoji project include: