5 Super Creative Bitmoji Classroom Ideas for Teachers

The upcoming academic year is going to look quite different from a typical school year where many teachers will be teaching virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to establish a small sense of normalcy for their students and add some fun to the teaching-learning process, several teachers are using the virtual bitmoji classroom. They are creatively decorating their classrooms with clickable elements that redirect students to the needed content.

Are you a teacher willing to create your own classroom and looking for ideas of what to include in it? Have a look at the below bitmoji classroom ideas beautifully created and developed by different teachers. Also, if you don’t know how to get started, check out a step-by-step tutorial here or buy a customized one here.

Bitmoji Classroom Ideas
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Created by lovespink12

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Created by artwithmseggers

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Created by misscamposs

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Created by mrsgeekchic

Create your own Classroom!

Were you inspired by the bitmoji classroom ideas and want to create your own Bitmoji classroom? Check out a step-by-step tutorial here.

Buy your own Classroom!

Want to get a ready-made classroom? Get it here!

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4 Easy Steps to Create a Bitmoji Classroom in Microsoft Teams

Bitmoji Classroom invaded the education community as several schools switched to distance learning to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers across the globe are spending time creatively developing theirs!

When embedded successfully in the school’s LMS, students will definitely love this rich classroom environment containing an avatar playing the teacher’s role. They will also enjoy the interactive elements allowing them to click through to see assignments, documents, videos, and websites.

Now it’s your turn to create a Bitmoji classroom to enhance your distance learning experience!

bitmoji preschool classroom template

Download the Bitmoji Microsoft Teams classroom template here!

How to Create a Bitmoji Classroom in Microsoft Teams?
1. Design your avatar on Bitmoji

Download the Bitmoji app from the App Store or Play Store and create your Bitmoji by selecting physical features like hair, mouth, eye color, and an outfit. When you finish creating your character, you can cast it in a huge array of activities, such as reading, singing, or even eating.

A tutorial video by Elisabeth Peacock

2. Add the Bitmoji extension to Google Chrome

Download the Bitmoji Google Chrome extension, which allows you to choose an activity for your Bitmoji (reading, laughing, saying “hello”) to copy and paste into the PowerPoint document containing your virtual classroom.

A tutorial video by Elisabeth Peacock

3. Create a Bitmoji Classroom in Microsoft PowerPoint

Follow the steps mentioned in the tutorial video below to create a bitmoji classroom and decorate it. Choose the needed material from the resources below and then add the interactive elements that allow your students to click through to see assignments, documents, videos, and websites.

– Giant Bitmoji Library for Sharing: https://bit.ly/34Ufb6T
– Everything to Build your Own Room: https://bit.ly/3gSbils

A tutorial video by Elisabeth Peacock

4. Embed the Virtual Bitmoji Classroom in Microsoft Teams

Follow the steps mentioned in the tutorial video below to embed your virtual classroom in Microsoft Teams.

A tutorial video by Elisabeth Peacock

Bitmoji Classroom Ideas
bitmoji science lab

Download the Bitmoji Microsoft Teams science lab template here!

bitmoji sports classroom

Download the Bitmoji Microsoft Teams sports classroom template here!

bitmoji library template

Download the Bitmoji Microsoft Teams library template here!

Check out more bitmoji classroom templates here!
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8 Useful Live-Video Platforms for Distance Learning

To fight the spread of COVID-19 and maintain healthy social distancing, schools have temporarily closed and quickly transitioned from on-campus to online learning. In line with this, Unesco shared 8 useful live-video platforms for distance learning.

Below is a list of the most used live-video platforms for distance learning!
Dingtalk

Dingtalk is a communication platform that supports video conferencing, task and calendar management, attendance tracking, and instant messaging.

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Lark

Lark is a collaboration suite of interconnected tools that includes chat, calendar, creation and cloud storage, in Japanese, Korean, Italian and English.

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Google Meet

Google Meet is a video call platform integrated with other Google’s G-Suite tools.

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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams contains chat, meetings, calls, and collaboration features integrated with Microsoft Office software.

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Skype

Skype has video and audio calls, chat, and collaboration features.

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WeCom

WeCom is a messaging, content sharing, and video/audio-conferencing tool with the possibility of including max. 300 participants, available in English and Chinese.

WeCom

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a mobile application with video and audio calls, messaging, and content sharing.

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Zoom

Zoom is a cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars.

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Respondus Lockdown Browser: Useful Online Exam Tool

What is Respondus Lockdown Browser?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, several schools & universities turned to online exam tools to manage their distance exams.

Respondus Lockdown Browser is a specially designed web browser for taking online exams. It prevents students from copying, pasting, taking screen captures, using instant messaging programs, accessing other applications, or accessing other websites (unless configured to allow access to specified external sites).

Respondus Lockdown Browser

How Does Respondus LockDown Browser Work?
  • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
  • Browser menu and toolbar options are removed, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop
  • Prevents access to other applications including messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machines, and remote desktops
  • Printing and screen capture functions are disabled
  • Copying and pasting anything to or from an assessment is prevented
  • Right-click menu options, function keys, keyboard shortcuts, and task switching are disabled
  • An assessment cannot be exited until the student submits it for grading
  • Assessments that are set up for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers

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Introduction to the Online Exam Tool

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Host a Free Virtual Graduation Ceremony with Microsoft Teams

How to Host a Free Virtual Graduation Ceremony with Microsoft Teams?

Host a free Virtual Graduation Ceremony With Microsoft TeamsDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students will, unfortunately, miss out on the chance to celebrate their accomplishments with a traditional graduation ceremony this year. However, a virtual graduation can still go ahead with Microsoft Teams.

From early May through July 1st, holders of a Microsoft Office 365 A1, which is free for educational institutions, will have the ability to host online live graduation with up to 20,000 attendees. A pre-recorded graduation and a celebration with “photos & videos” are also available.

Host a free virtual graduation ceremony with Microsoft Teams here: https://bit.ly/2LFwgqx

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

How to Create a Virtual Graduation with Microsoft Teams Live Event?
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12 Useful Learning Management Systems for Distance Learning

As concerns around COVID-19 pandemic grew, several schools turned to Learning Management Systems (LMS) to manage their distance learning. Below is a list, shared by UNESCO, of the most used Learning Management Systems for distance learning around the world.

List of Learning Management Systems for Distance Learning

Century Tech Logo

CenturyTech – addresses gaps in knowledge through personal learning pathways with micro-lessons while challenging students and promoting long-term memory retention.

Classdojo Logo

ClassDojo – connects teachers with students and parents to build classroom communities.

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Edmodo – manages classrooms and engages students remotely, through offering tools and resources backed with a variety of languages.

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Edraak – offers online education with material and resources for school learners and teachers in Arabic.

Ekstep Logo

EkStep – provides an open learning platform with a collection of learning resources to support literacy and numeracy.

Google Classroom Logo

Google Classroom – helps classes connect remotely, communicate, and stay organized.

Moodle Logo

Moodle – serves a community-driven and globally supported open learning platform.

Nafham Logo

Nafham – hosts an Arabic language online learning platform with educational video lessons that correspond with Egyptian and Syrian curricula.

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Paper Airplanes – matches individuals with personal tutors for 12-16-week sessions conducted via video conferencing platforms.

Schoology Logo

Schoology – equips teachers with tools for instruction, learning, grading, collaboration, and assessment.

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Seesaw – enables the creation of collaborative and sharable digital learning portfolios and learning resources.

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Skooler – turns Microsoft Office suite into an education platform.

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