Friday, August 14, 2020

Free Bitmoji Classroom Template!

This week, my daughter started her school year with Distance Learning. She has been enrolled in a Spanish immersion program since kindergarten. It's been pretty surreal to see her grow up learning another language and we are thankful to have that opportunity.

Her school has also transitioned to using CANVAS, as are we. The night before, we practiced logging in and I put a bookmark on her Google chrome. 

On the morning of the first day of school, she was starting at 9am and I had a meeting at 9am - it was a challenge to get us both online at time. Needless to say, I could not figure out how to access the WebEx link for the class meeting! Until, she pointed out (correctly), that his WebEx link was on his virtual classroom slide on his homepage. It was so brilliant that I decided to make one for my own class. Check it out below:

If we can't be in the classroom, at least we can have semblance of what our classroom looks like in the real world. Since then, I've shared this template with some coworkers, and thought I'd do the same here. 

Link to the Free Bitmoji Classroom template here! It is on Google Slides and will make a copy into your Drive.

I hope you enjoy decorating your classroom as I did! I plan to use it on my homepage on CANVAS.

Tips for Personalization:

- You can use any picture as a "poster" by copying+pasting the image, and changing the border to 4pt weight and the color: white

- When looking for classroom elements be sure to Google "_____ clipart". You want the background to have a transparent background. Sometimes, it looks like an image is transparent (i.e. when you do the image search it has this gray and white grid in the background), but when you paste it into your slide, it isn't transparent. True transparent images usually look like they have a white background, but when you click on it to view, the gray and white grid appears.

Checkered Pattern Seamless White And Gray Colors. Transparent ...

- Etsy has some great clipart to use if you wanted to go more in depth with this. (i.e. "plant clipart")

- TpT also has some bitmoji virtual classrooms for purchase and they are amazing!

Hope you are doing well in the first days of school!

- Kristine


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