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How to Make a Petmoji!

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  How to Make a Petmoji! Hi everyone! A lot of you have been asking me how I made a Petmoji of my Great Dane, Hiccup for my virtual classroom. If this is something you are interested in doing, just follow the step by step instructions below! 1. Create your Petmoji.  Go to http://www.mypetmoji.com . Click 'get started' to create and personalize a Petmoji to match your dog or cat.  2. Download your Petmoji.  When you are all done creating your Petmoji, click the button that says download. When you open the picture that has downloaded, it will look like this. As you can see, there is still writing and a background on this picture. Before you insert your Petmoji into your virtual classroom, you will need to remove these things. If you have any kind of photoshop or photo editing program, that would be a great way to simply crop and use the erase tool to remove the background. If you do not have a photo editing program, see the next step! 3. Edit Background. If you are reading this s

Using an Interactive Classroom for Remote Teaching

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Virtual Bitmoji Classrooms Hi everyone! Today I want to talk about remote teaching and virtual classrooms.  In the current times of COVID so many teachers are getting prepared to teach remotely. One thing that teachers are doing is creating Bitmoji virtual classrooms! Bitmojis have been popular on snapchat and to send to your friends through text but now you can use them in your virtual classroom! What is a virtual classroom? Bitmoji virtual classrooms are interactive so that students and parents can navigate through lessons, activities, and more all at home.  *Note: Virtual classrooms do NOT have to have a Bitmoji! It's simply a fun way to personalize the setting. Why should you use an interactive virtual classroom?  A virtual classroom is a great way to connect with students and give them a space to come together when there is no physical classroom to go to. Another great part of hosting a virtual classroom is that it gives students and parents a "homeroom" or "lan

Tips on Boosting Staff Morale

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Boosting Staff Morale Hi everyone!  Today I want to talk about staff morale. Staff morale is so important and so overlooked (especially in teaching if you ask me). Raise your hand if you've ever felt under-appreciated, overworked,  or just plain burned out. ME! I HAVE! 🖐 Between teaching, planning, prepping, professional development, meetings, conferences, grading, observations, and PLC's...(I'm sure I'm forgetting something here...) it can be hard to sometimes take a moment to catch your breath. It can be so hard to feel anything except exhaustion sometimes. I know for me, it can really get me down. Something that can help energize teachers and re-motivate them is boosting staff morale.  What does that mean? Staff morale refers to the amassment of feelings and overall outlook that employees have toward their workplace. Boosting staff morale is the act of showing appreciation in different ways in order to improve their attitude and satisfaction with their working envir