It was when I stumbled across some examples from the brilliant @OhLottie, which you can read here, that I realised that it can still be a really useful teacher tool in class. As a teacher, you can create a comic and use this as a stimulus for a quick literacy starter or morning think activity. The visual image can really help children generate vocabulary to help write a sentence. When you use the app you can design your character, this can be based on the teacher or you could create an imaginary classroom friend. One that suggests ideas, or provides examples of writing that children have to improve, if you have used those tactics before 😉.
You can then place them in a scene and there are thousands to choose from! You can change the facial expression, add a caption or even add speech bubble. There is also the option to add other facebook friends into the scene.
Here are a few examples of how I would use it -
You may also want to check out the Bitmoji app, which was shared with me by
You could even print a set of them and use them as stickers or stamps for children's work in their books!