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Back To School with Bitmoji

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I swear to you, yet again, dear reader, that I am NOT a paid spokesperson for Bitmoji! In fact, they haven't even answered, commented, acknowledged, or even liked ANY of my Tweets or Instagrams or blog posts where I've mentioned them. I am just a total fangirl.


A lonely neglected ignored (by them!) fangirl. Wow, that sounded pathetic & needy. Truth hurts.

But here I am again sharing something NEW that Bitmoji has brought out that I think is pretty cool for teachers! W00t!

They've created, just in time for Back to School, NEW Education themed cartoons.

With these new graphics, you can make classroom door signs, positive behavior or badge programs, run off on self-adhesive stickers for easy cute student feedback or add to your SMS Canvas messages & emails home!

You can download the Bitmoji and then add your name using PicMonkey. I've blogged before about how much I LOVE PicMonkey. (Still, not on their payroll - just a fangirl, but at least they like my Tweets…

Makerspace Starter Kit Updated

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Three years ago I shared my Makerspace Starter Kit with youor what I was buying to boost our Makerspace area using four empty Library study carrels that no longer held desktop Macs.  That post has consistently been one of the most viewed posts every week for years and years - with more than 83 THOUSAND views, gee whiz! (Crazy, right?) So, I thought maybe it was time to update it!* 

Since then, I've had some major Makerspace successes and a couple dismal (and expensive) Makerspace failures!  So, here's the latest for ya'll with the good, the bad, and the bloody awful!

Our MHMS Makerspace
How it works: Kids can come in before the 1st period late bell rings, during lunch, or when they've finished their work in class to explore, craft, and create in the Library Media Center. It's not a "class" or an organized offering. It's a free form optional offering of constructivist learning and creativity! It's not as big as some and it hasn't taken over the …