For anyone who knows me, you will know how much I love using emojis! Moreover, how my 'Face' is everywhere in school.
So, for anyone with an iPhone, the emoji keyboard is a must - if you are not using it, why not? I have installed it on all of our school iPads, and I suggest you do the same. This blog post is as a result of a recent unit of inquiry with grade two. During a planning meeting, we found ourselves listening to and deciphering Katy Perry's Music Video, "Roar."
Katy Perry meets Emojis meets Grade Two:
Although Apple has just released a new IOS update with it a feature in iMessage which turns certain words into emojis, LINE (here in Japan) has had this feature for some time. A recent integration session inspires the reference to LINE with Mr. E, one of our grade two teachers. He was using LINE emojis in his classroom :)
How could I use this with students and staff in the classroom?
For students who struggle to communicate feelings, emojis and drawing provide clear visual aids that may help them deliver their emotions more successfully. Our grade two students worked with Ms. Carnright, our school counselor, to understand more about feelings and coping strategies. Check out her latest blog post for a more in-depth look at student learning in this area!
How do we find out how students are feeling?