Recently I saw a great idea from Stephanie Filardo (@i3algebra) where she creates digital stickers in Google Drawings, adds them to Google Keep and then uses the Keep Notepad integration feature in Google Docs to add the stickers to student work. As Stephanie points out, kids love the feeling of getting stickers. However, with many students now producing their work digitally, stickers were quickly becoming a thing of the past. But with this great idea, teachers can keep that awesome feeling alive for our students when they get stickers for creating great work. Read how Stephanie has done this at her website by clicking this link (she has even shared a folder of the great stickers that she has created!).
This idea got me thinking of ways that I could use Bitmoji’s to create stickers that had even more of a personal feel. If you haven’t used Bitmoji before, it is an app or extension where you can create an avatar that looks like you. You are given a range of pictures with this avatar with various words and props etc. Some of these are perfect to use as stickers. Below is the process that I used.
- In Chrome, download the Bitmoji Extension
- Follow the instructions in the extension to create your avatar.
- Ideally, you have sent work out already to your students using Google Classroom and will therefore have editing rights on the document. When you are ready to add a sticker, click on the Bitmoji extension and search for a Bitmoji that you would like to use as a DocSticker. (Search terms such as ‘well done’ and ‘awesome’).
- Drag the Bitmoji that you want onto the document. Resize the DocSticker as desired, then click on the DocSticker and choose ‘wrap text’. Move the Docsticker to the place on the doc that you want it.
There you have it, a digital and personal DocSticker that your kids will love!
See the screen recording below to see this process in action.
I love the way the Stephanie has utilised the integration features with Google Docs and Google Keep with her DocStickers. You can also use this method with Bitmoji’s. To do this, use the BitMoji app and save the various Bitmoji’s that you think you would use in the future to Google Keep. Then when you are ready to put a sticker on a doc, go to tools, keep notepad and then simply choose the Bitmoji that you have previously saved.