Using Emojis in the Classroom

by Monica Burns

Pages 4 and 5 of 34

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WHAT ARE EMOJIS? AN INTRODUCTION
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Emojis are small digital images or icons that represent words, ideas or concepts. You can find emojis built into a variety of digital tools, often through their keyboard.
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Anyone can access emojis from the web using a tool like emojicopy.com. Some tools, like Book Creator and Flipgrid have emojis built right into their platforms. This makes emojis easy to add to something a student or teacher creates.
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FUN FACTS
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The WIRED Guide to Emoji provides a great overview of the history and background of
emojis.
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Emojis first appeared in the late 1990s on Japanese mobile phones
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Oxford Dictionaries chose emoji as their 2015 word of the year
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Emojis are different than emoticons which use characters on a keyboard like :-)
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The Unicode Consortium
considers new emoji every year