Archive for May, 2017

Battle of the Bitmojis

May 10th, 2017

A Bitmoji is a digital avatar that you create for yourself. And then, wherever you go, your avatar is just a click away! You will then be able to insert your bitmojis into Gmail, Canvas, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Facebook, virtually anywhere you communicate on the web. Some teachers even combine the use of Bitmojis with Blaberize and bring their Bitmojis to life to help give instructions. 

For this part of our game, we are asking those of you interested in learning more about Bitmojis to install the app on your favorite device, create your own avatar, and then answer any of the following questions. Have fun with it, and while you are playing, think of some fun ways you can use it with students. 

The Best Bitmojis will win the battle and earn the most XP. Make sure you share your Gamer Tag so that we can give you credit for your bitmojis.

Use your Bitmoji to answer one or more of the following questions. Simply click on the link and email your bitmoji response. Don’t forget your Gamer Tag!

  • How happy are you to be at SSTESOL!!!!? bitmoji that
  • How ready are you for happy hour?!!- bitmoji that
  • How do you feel about cuts to Title-III and Title-I ? – bitmoji that
  • You are a first year teacher- you walk into school for your first day to teach third grade. You have 18 students- 9 different languages.- bitmoji that
  • You just won teacher of the year !
  • Your salary has been increased to $1 million dollars!
  • Feel free to make up your own scenario and send us your best bitmojis


Meme Maker Madness

May 10th, 2017

For this challenge, we would like you to share you favorite meme for teaching. It could be any meme related to teaching in any way. You have full creative license here. Feel free to curate your favorite or or make one yourself. Not sure how to curate an image? You may want to watch this Minute Mentor. Once you have the file, share it with us through this link. Please know, that we may be sharing our favorites at the conference and through Facebook. Make sure you add your Gamer Tag so that you can get XP awarded and move up on the Leader Board. Not sure what a Meme is?

Meme: an element of a culture or group that may is passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation. Often a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.

Here is a quick Minute Mentor on Memes in the Classroom