Relationships First: Building Community with a Bitmoji Classroom
About the Course
Hi, my name is Dani Kennis and I am a secondary Special Education Social Studies teacher. Connecting with our students during distance learning can be challenging. I found myself wondering… How do we build connections and community even though our world looks different than what we’re used to? That’s where the Bitmoji Classroom comes in. A Bitmoji Classroom is a fun and engaging virtual representation of a real classroom. Creating a Bitmoji Classroom allows you to personalize your classroom by providing a safe space to call ‘home.’ This course–applicable and adaptable for students of any grade or subject that uses a remote learning platform–will teach you how to build your Bitmoji classroom and make it interactive so that students feel connected to YOU, each other, and feel motivated and excited to learn!
About the Instructor
Dani is a high school Special Education Social Studies teacher in New York. She is a technology coach, teacher leader, and is passionate about creating a positive classroom climate and culture founded upon relationship-based teaching and empathy. Her blended classroom incorporates the use of Google Apps for Education as well as other Web 2.0 tools in order to prepare her students to be successful future-ready learners in a global community. Dani has presented at various local and global conferences including numerous EdCamps, ISTE, and NYSCATE. Connect with her on social at @kennisdani on Twitter or @stuckonedu on Instagram.