I recently read a blog article on how and why a teacher uses Bitmoji with her students. If you’re interested, you can read it here. This teacher has created her own Bitmoji stickers and uses them to connect with her students. Additionally, the teacher states that her sixth grade math team is using Bitmoji to draw attention to various points in collaborative notes or on assignments.
Here are some suggestions for ways in which you can use Bitmoji to help your students.
Draw attention to a key concept.
Use a Bitmoji that tells students to be alert and notice the point or idea. It’s like drawing a big arrow but it’s fun and colorful.
Reinforce directions or instructions.
There are other Bitmoji that could be used to reinforce directions or instructions, and depending on the age of your students and your relationship with them, you might choose to use another type of humor other than begging. Whichever one is chosen, you can encourage your students to read (or re-read) directions and expectations.
Use as an instructional hook.
This could be used as a writing prompt. It could be a clue to the lesson. It could be included with the lesson’s essential question. It’s up to you. What do YOU think?
Response on a Google Form.
One of the things you can do with Bitmoji is insert them as images in your Google Form. One of the other things you can do in a Google Form is give immediate feedback using images. Students can know right away if they are correct (or need to try again) just through a fun image.
Invite or open a discussion, debate or comment.
Post this image as a comment or in Google Classroom and encourage students to have a forum. It’s fun and inviting and might invite students to participate.
Other ideas of how to use Bitmoji
- Comic Book Characters/Digital Storytelling
- Digital Badges or Awards
- Digital or Print Classroom Signage
- Online Posts
- Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms)
- Communication tool with special needs/exceptional needs or ESL populations
Just a quick FYI: Some Bitmoji are inappropriate for students and for use in the academic environment. Be mindful of your student population when using this tool.
Want to read more? Check out these other articles on using Bitmoji in the classroom:
Quick “How To” Install the Bitmoji Chrome Extension
- Click here to access the extension in the Chrome Web store.
- Click on Add to Chrome and then Add extension in the pop-up.
- The extension icon will appear in the top right of your browser window, and a sign-up screen will appear.
- If you already have a bitmoji account you can log in. If you don’t, click Sign Up with Email.
- If you’ve used Bitstrips in the past, you can retrieve the avatar from Facebook. Otherwise, skip this step, and you can create your avatar from scratch. Follow the onscreen instructions to create your avatar.
- After choosing your avatar features, click on Save Avatar. (You can change your avatar and outfit at any time.)
- Click on the bitmoji icon, and a window will open that allows you to Edit your Emoji, search by keyword, or browse the categories.
8. When you click on the Bitmoji extension icon you can drag and drop Bitmojis onto compatible sites, or right-click to save them to your device, or right-click to copy / paste them.