Are you looking for a more fun way to communicate with students and their parents? Creating a Bitmoji virtual classroom can be an interesting option.
Brigitte Léonard, teacher at the Center de services scolaire des Laurentides, recently shared her experience by presenting the steps to create a virtual classroom during a CréaCamp training. She says it's a fun and effective way to keep a close bond with students and their families, especially in elementary school. The virtual classroom can be used in particular to:
- share the homework and lessons for the week;
- display the rules of the classroom;
- provide links to digital or audio books;
- present interactive exercises;
- offer additional online resources, etc.
Just share a link to the parents and students page, just once at the start of the school year. The page can be modified several times later, but the link will always remain the same.
How to do?
Before creating a virtual classroom, there are a few prerequisites: create a Bitmoji avatar from a smartphone, install the Bitmoji extension in the Chrome browser on the computer and link the Bitmoji account, then open the Google Presentations application always on computer. It is also possible to create a virtual classroom with Genially.
A single slide in Google Presentations will suffice to create the virtual classroom. This can be modified according to the themes of the year. Ms. Léonard advises keeping copies of the models to save time from year to year.
In this slide, you first need to add a background and a background wall in order to create a backdrop from images (ideally in .png format) to create a classroom environment. Don't forget to add your Bitmoji to be present in your classroom!
Images can be clickable and lead to activities, websites, audio messages, etc. Once the slide is complete, choose the "Post to Web" option to get the link to send to parents and students.
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