It’s Emoji Day ✨
World Emoji Day is celebrated to spread awareness and promote the use of emojis on a daily basis. Emojis are fun but they can also support people with communication and language barriers. Emojis can support learning and understanding.
You may wonder, how can emojis help in the classroom? We are here to answer that question for you.
How can I use emojis in the classroom?
One way you can use emojis in lessons is to see how students are feeling. Mental health is important, and it is critical to make sure every student feels included in day-to- day activities. You can communicate with the students using the words: happy, tired, sad with corresponding emoji stickers to support the understanding of emotions. This is an interactive activity and you as a teacher can find out how your students are feeling.
For EAL (English as an Additional Language) students, emoji can provide comfort as they can still communicate how they feel. Emojis are universal which means they are an inclusive classroom tool.
Emoji’s are accessible to all and all us to communicate more than just our feelings. For example, if you were to say “I love burgers” you can use emojis to demonstrate this.
For children with additional needs, emoji’s are a great resource as images are more memorable to children than words.
Emojis can also support with safeguarding in your school. if you’re a school that uses technology you might have student profiles, instead of using children’s pictures on profiles or the school website they can choose an emoji which represents them.
If you’d like to find out more, get in touch with our education team today: