What: As soon as teachers received the news that many schools would start the 2020-21 school year in virtual spaces, educators across the country began creating “bitmoji classrooms” to share with their students. These virtual classrooms, created on a Google or PowerPoint slide, enable teachers and others to design and personalize online classroom spaces that convey important information about who they are and create welcoming and inclusive classroom environments.
- Students will explore what social identity is and the important aspects of their social identities.
- Students will create their own virtual spaces and choose the aspects of themselves they want to represent.
- Students will reflect on a situation where a teacher was put on leave because of items in her bitmoji classroom, which will prompt them to consider the importance of conveying values.
Target grade level: Grades 7-8/HS