Be the Coolest Teacher Around (Bitmoji in the Classroom)

Holly (Teach Starter)

Written by Holly (Teach Starter)

Finding new and fresh ways to engage and interact with your students on their level can be exhausting. It’s particularly hard in the ever-changing digital world in which we live. One idea that is gaining popularity, particularly in the teaching Instagram community, is the use of Bitomiji in the classroom. For those that aren’t aware of what Bitmoji is, it’s basically your own personal emoji placed in different circumstances with different facial expressions!

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Your students will get an absolute kick out of seeing your Bitmoji pop up here and there around the classroom!

The best part? You can use your personal Bitmoji in a variety of ways, both in person or virtually.

Bitmoji in the Classroom

Here’s one I developed of myself using the Bitmoji app.

How to Make a Bitmoji

I know a number of you are thinking – how on earth do I create a Bitmoji of myself. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to easily make a Bitmoji.

  1. Download the Bitmoji app onto your phone (it’s a green icon with a white winking chat bubble).
  2. Once you have downloaded the app it’s time to create your own Bitmoji.
  3. Design your Bitmoji character by picking between a huge variety of skin tones, eye shapes, hair color, jaw shape, and accessories such as glasses and an outfit!
  4. Make sure you save your avatar once you are happy.
Bitmoji in the classroom

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Ways to Use Bitmoji in the Classroom

Once you have downloaded the app and created your Bitmoji – the fun can start!

You can search for a variety of keyword phrases in the Bitmoji app to get the desired image of your Bitmoji. Once you have an image that suits what you are using it for, simply click the image for the variety of ways you can save/copy and share that Bitmoji image.  The easiest way to do this is to save the image to your phone and then email the images to yourself. This will allow you to use the images in a variety of ways on a desktop.

Here are some fun ideas you may like to start with, a lot of them can be adapted to suit teaching virtually as well!

(1) Use Bitmoji in Your Google Classroom

With many countries around the world facing online learning, why not utilize your own personal Bitmoji in PowerPoints or notes home to students to make them feel a little more comfortable with the situation. Of course, many teachers are also experimenting with using their Bitmoji in their Google Classrooms.

How gorgeous is this classroom setting that @iteach_yokids has created?

Bitmoji in the Google Classroom

Create Talking Sticks

A super cute way to use a visual cue to get students to follow a particular instruction or to give them some non-verbal praise!

Super cute idea by @tealesfromaverybusyteacher.

Bitmoji in the Classroom

Bitmoji Door Decoration

How adorable is this idea by @k8e.jenkins?

Put a welcoming version of yourself stuck to the door of your classroom. We love the addition of the flipbook on display so that you can let others know where you and your class can be found!

Bitmoji in the Classroom

Create Welcome Signs!

This is another take on decorating your classroom door with your own Bitmoji! How gorgeous is the additional decoration at the top by @the_maikeitfun_classroom to add a bit of color?

We absolutely adore the message on the door:

Pardon the noise – excited learners inside!

Bitmoji in the classroom

More Welcoming Bitmoji Ideas

Use your Bitmoji to create this classroom welcoming idea that has gone viral. Thanks to @happydaysinfirstgrade who shared this with us!

You may like to consider some of our Non-Contact Morning Greetings for your posters during this time.

Bitmoji in the classroom

Personalize Student Notes

What an absolutely fantastic use of a teacher Bitmoji character. Create a template so you can write a personalized positivity note that you can give to your students!

Such a cute idea from @talesfromaverybusyteacher.

Bitmoji in the classroom

Birthday Presents

Oh my goodness! Imagine the kids’ faces when they get this for their birthday? A super cool straw with their Bitmoji version of their teacher stuck to the top!

Super cute idea by @thenaturalpeachteach.

Just Because…

I included this idea in the blog because I think the concept is super adorable! The fact that everyone makes mistakes – even the teacher, is such a clever idea. Encouraging a positive growth mindset in the classroom.

Thanks for this gorgeous idea @mrs_hiphiphoo_ray.

Bitmoji in the classroom

Classroom Signs

Using your Bitmoji in a variety of posters around the classroom will make your students day! Even @thepirateteacher says she’s not a regular teacher, she’s a ‘cool’ teacher! Her kids love it when she incorporates her Bitmoji around the classroom.

Every morning when they come in she includes a message posted on the board with her Bitmoji character in a different pose. They get excited to come in and see what she’s doing now!

Bitmoji in the classroom

Use Your Bitmoji to Send Home

Recently we wrote a blog about how to do a Virtual Meet the Teacher. In the blog, we spoke about sending a copy of your personal Bitmoji to your students. You can instruct them to ‘cut you out’ and take you on a tour around their home, documenting the adventure.

Out with the ‘Flat Stanley’ and in with the Flat Mr or Ms … ”

Bitmoji for teachers

Editable Templates

We have a huge range of editable templates that you may like to use with your Bitmoji to create your own signs and labels. Here are some of our bright and plain templates that may be just what you need!

What are you waiting for? Have some fun and create your own Bitmoji – you’ll be surprised by how much fun you can have!

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Comments & feedback

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Brenda Hicks

Hi I am so new to this I have create my bitmoji person and when my teaching partner set it up there was a white background. She didn’t have one on her person. What do you do to get the bitmoji without the white background

Brenda Hicks · Jun 19th, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

Hi Brenda, good question! We found this statement – “Using the Bitmoji extension for Google Chrome will make adding your Bitmoji easier, just drag it from the extension to your drawing. If you don’t use Chrome or don’t want the extension, you can always email from the app on your phone. Saving the image from the email will retain the transparent background.” We found this great response on – she has some great hints and tips. We hope this helps!

Holly (Teach Starter) · Jun 22nd, 2020

Ben White

Based on student feedback. I have used my bitmoji in social stories instead of my photo.

Ben White · Aug 29th, 2019


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