Philly teachers use Bitmoji classrooms to reach students online

Part of a series: 'Live and Learn: Education in a COVID-19 World'
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Going to school online can be unfamiliar and intimidating, especially for younger children. But some teachers are now using avatars to help to put their students at ease.

When students log in to Keena Core's class, they see her personalized Bitmoji character in a cartoon version of her classroom.

“I have an animated Bitmoji that kind of rushes across the screen trying to get into class and get books together, so they laugh at it. They like it,” she said.

Philly teacher Keena Core uses a Bitmoji  classroom to engage with her younger students.
Philly teacher Keena Core uses a Bitmoji classroom to engage with her younger students. Photo credit Courtesy of Keena Core