If you’re not familiar with Bitmojis, YOU ARE MISSING OUT! It’s you in an avatar with a ton of different sayings and situations. It’s an app you can download (iOs & Android) and a very user friendly Chrome extension.
It is fun, but it also has a TON of applications in the classroom. Since it integrates with Chrome so well, you can drag your bitmoji into most Google Apps as feed back for students.
Sometimes my students leave me “suggested” feedback through Bitmojis as well.
I recently used Bitmojis to enhance my Superhero Transformations activity for Geometry. It was a HUGE hit!
This idea came from a discussion with the AMAZING Sylvia Duckworth. I’ve included her slide deck full of ideas as well. My example is on there but so are a ton of other amazing examples of how to use Bitmoji comics.
Here is the example I gave my students. We also had a quick exploratory lesson about how to transform the Bitmojis through the arrange menu (or 2 finger click or key command) and a quick lesson on how to crop and mask images.
I was even more impressed after my students submitted their projects.
I created some examples for my non-math friends when I presented this to my school. How about a comic in a foreign language, or a political cartoon?
Now if you are a fan of Snapchat, you probably already know that Bitmojis are sticker options inside of it. You can also send “together” bitmojis in a message.
Tara Martin shared her idea about using Snapchat and bitmojis with book selections and a new hashtag was born – #booksnaps. You take a pic of a book selection you like, annotate & add your bitmoji. Read about it on Tara’s blog here.
— Mr. Titmas (@sdtitmas) November 12, 2016
And if you don’t want to open the world of Snapchat in your classroom, this can be done through Google Drawing or Google Slides.
— Alethea Vazquez (@teachergal02) November 11, 2016
A quick disclaimer on Bitmoji, there are a few that are not school appropriate. This isn’t any different from anything else you find online. Talk to your students about using Bitmoji responsibly and open up a whole new world for them.
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