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Teaching Students with Emojis, Emoticons, & Textspeak. I □ My □□□! Teaching the Emoji Generation. Emoji Get to Know You Activity. “Emoji and emoticons have developed to mean much more in language than the faces they represent.”- Lauren Collister (2015) For the past year, I’ve been studying how learners use emoticons, emoji, and text speak to communicate, read and write.

Emoji Get to Know You Activity

Emojis are part of digital literacy and citizenship. When our learners use emojis in their writings, they are humanizing their digital experience. They are letting others know how they feel, offering feedback, and revealing their tone. Our learners are also translating, decoding, playing with language, creating pictograms, and contributing to an international communication system.

I have developed various emoji activities to engage learners and have been sharing them in my latest keynote, I My. World Emoji Day / July 17. Pink Slip Emoji? Houston Rockets Fire Social Media Manager After Controversial Tweet. The NBA’s Tuesday night emoji controversy spilled into Wednesday.

Pink Slip Emoji? Houston Rockets Fire Social Media Manager After Controversial Tweet

The Houston Rockets, whose Twitter account posted a tweet that got everyone’s attention during Game 5 of a Western Conference first-round series against the Dallas Mavericks, fired the person who ran the account. On the day after the tweet in question — which was subsequently deleted — the Rockets dismissed their digital communications manager Chad Shanks, whose attempt at damage control was as good as one could have expected, given the situation. Those attempts obviously weren’t good enough for the Rockets, whose decision was documented in this brief story by the Houston Chronicle. Here’s a brief recap of the story as it unfolded on Tuesday night, when it was beginning to become apparent that the Rockets were going to win Game 5 and eliminate the Mavericks from the playoffs, four games to one: Control Alt Achieve: Emoji Writing Prompt Generator with Google Sheets.

In an earlier blog post, I shared a “Google Sheets Writing Prompt Generator” that randomly combined nouns and adjectives to give students inspiration for writing projects.

Control Alt Achieve: Emoji Writing Prompt Generator with Google Sheets

In this post we are going to take a twist on that idea … with emojis! They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is so, then emojis should be able to bring even more meaning and ideas and inspiration than just words alone. Giving students a random set of emojis could be a great way to help inspire their writing, as the student tries to find a way to work each image into their story or poem. Using Emojis to Teach Critical Reading Skills. Emojis are more mainstream than ever.

Using Emojis to Teach Critical Reading Skills

The Oxford English Dictionary named the Face With Tears of Joy emoji the word of the year for 2015, presidential candidates are asking for feedback in emojis, and the appearance of new emojis is considered news by major media outlets. Although looking up emoji definitions is relatively simple, I often turn to my students for more nuanced explanations. After a bit of laughter, my students patiently demonstrate the multiple uses for a single emoji, help me decode emoji-laden Instagram comments, and advise me on murky racial or gender implications. Internet-inspired trends may not seem important next to English 101’s selected texts, but the way students seamlessly navigate emoji usage is similar to critical reading skills we practice in class.

I’m not about to throw out traditional texts, but emojis offer an engaging opportunity to transfer digital skills to a written context. #EmojiSciece with Bill Nye. Emoji Engine. Jkdncn emoji - Recherche sur Twitter. Meet The 15-Year-Old Behind The Proposed Hijab Emoji - BuzzFeed News. Tweet the NY Public Library an emoji and it'll tweet back a pic from its archives - Brooklyn. Emoji Engine. WhatMoji: Identify Emojis. Emoji portraits of world famous artists are instantly recognizable. Emoji are getting closer and closer to becoming the language of the internet.

Emoji portraits of world famous artists are instantly recognizable

LA-based art gallery, Cantor Fine Art, has been creating and sharing custom emoji based on various artists. Their Instagram features their emojified portraits referring to their personal style and artworks. This fun crossover between modern art and technology makes for aesthetically simple, but instantly recognizable icons, as seen below. Among fun illustrations it’s possible to find Picasso, van Gogh, Dali and Basquiat. If you’re not a total art nut, some of them might be harder to recognize. Fine art emojis turn famous creatives into virtual visionaries on Designboom Read next: Don’t let red tape ruin your digital world.

EmojiGET - A database of Emoji; Copy and Paste Emoji. a16z Podcast: The Meaning of Emoji by a16z. How do olds use emoji? Memoangeles/Thinkstock Wired magazine last week published a fun and illuminating piece on how teenagers use social media.

How do olds use emoji?

It exposed fascinating generational divides in emoji use and explained a few taboos that old people might otherwise have never known about. For instance, you probably already follow the “deep like” commandment—don’t like or comment on old posts, because you’ll look like a stalker—but did you realize that, in the event of an accidental deep like, unliking is even worse? The poster receives a notification and then sees that you hastily tried to cover your tracks, which is not very chill. In teen world, old posts are like old people: best ignored, but not worth twisting yourself into a pretzel to act indifferent to.

In addition, the piece revealed, thou shalt not post pictures of food on Instagram (boring, and a total golden years tell) and thou shalt definitely never use the same snap in a personal message that you post to your public Snapchat story. □ Emojipedia — □ Emoji Meanings □□□□□ See how 'A Christmas Carol' and other classics are being translated into emoji. Charles Dickens' tale of a holiday change of heart has endured as a Christmas classic for more than 200 years.

See how 'A Christmas Carol' and other classics are being translated into emoji

Now, it's getting a fresh translation — into emoji. Hold your "bah, humbug. " Kristina Semenova, the woman doing the "translating," is turning books like "A Christmas Carol" into puzzles for kids to solve and enjoy through her company, Vaikon. The books are rebuses: They combine normally written words with emojis that substitute for words or parts of words. So the classic opening paragraph that opens with, "Marley was dead: to begin with" becomes this:

World Emoji Day: Can you solve these emoji challenges? Emoji Keyboard. Log In - New York Times. Emojwe. Reading Interest Task Cards.pdf. 5. Mariko Kosaka / Power of Emoji. Branded emoji are coming to your texts. In the movie Rushmore, the teacher Miss Cross asks, “nihilo sanctum estne?”

Branded emoji are coming to your texts

The question is a mistranslation, but it's supposed to mean is nothing sacred? That's how I felt reading Jia Tolentino's article about how a company called Emogi plans to invade our text messages with advertising. Travis Montaque, Emogi's CEO, is a former member of the Unicode Consortium. Mosho (□□.ws) - Product Hunt. Emojicon: Inside the World's First Emoji Convention. Edji. Emoji React. Social Media Exit Tickets – Goalbook – Medium. Emoji are perfect and polite ways to cut off a written interaction. Once upon a time we did not need to find a polite way to cut off a written exchange, because written exchanges happened through the mail, and days or weeks separated every dispatch.

Emoji are perfect and polite ways to cut off a written interaction.

“Most sincerely, Katy,” I could scrawl, free to ignore that particular back-and-forth until the mail boat made its return trip. But the rapid-fire interaction of texting and IMing means that modern communicators face a new and modern conundrum: How do you tomahawk a conversation without making it weird? Emoji beautifully solve this problem, magicking us out of interpersonal jams, especially when we are trying really hard to end transmission. You’ve said all you need to say, and yet you don’t want to leave the other person’s final message hanging.

Creating a language made up of nothing but emoji. By Caitlin DeweyThe Washington Post Thu., April 30, 2015 While many of us tap out these symbols to our family and friends, there are no universal usage rules for emoji: no grammar, no meanings.

Creating a language made up of nothing but emoji

No syntax. What Blissymbolics can teach us about emoji. Blissymbolics were developed by Charles Bliss in the 1940s as a set of fixed symbols that could be used as a form of international communication. I first came across Blissymbolics in this 2010 International Linguistics Olympiad puzzle, which can be a fun way to figure out how they work. Above is the sentence “I want to go to the cinema” in Blissymbols, from the Wikipedia page. Although they never had the kind of reach Bliss was hoping for, they were used as a communicative aide with children who had speech difficulties. Emoji. Social Media Exit Tickets — Goalbook. Broadcast Yourself. Will We All Speak Emoji Language in a Couple Years? These little pictures are all over the place: people tell relationship stories in them, moms use them, and the heart emoji ♥ was named the Global Language Monitor's word of the year.

There's even a translation of Moby Dick into emoji. But are emoji actually a reasonable substitute for words? Let's take Emoji Dick as an example—it made a lot of headlines, but what does it look like to read? Here's the first sentence: Any guesses what that means? It's the iconic opening line, "Call me Ishmael. " Emoji are perfect and polite ways to cut off a written interaction. Creating a language made up of nothing but emoji. Emoji Life - Emojilytics for Twitter. GE Emoji Science. The Rapid Evolution of Emoji, a Wordless Tongue. The rapid evolution of a wordless tongue. Illustration by Zohar Lazar Consider the tilde. There it is, that little squiggle, hanging out on the far-upper-left-hand side of your ­computer keyboard. The symbol dates back to ancient Greece, though tilde comes from Spanish, and in modern English it’s used to indicate “approximately” (e.g., ~30 years) or “equivalence” (x ~ y) in mathematics.

And, as of this year, according to a breakdown of the website emojitracker by Luminoso, a text-­analytics company, the tilde was surpassed in usage on Twitter by the emoji symbol for “joy.” Textspeak is Streamlining Language. Not Ruining it. Txt msgs r running language *ruining ^lol, jk!! Generalelectric: The world’s first emoji science... David Crystal. How emoji conquered the world. In 1995, sales of pagers were booming among Japan’s teenagers, and NTT Docomo’s decision to add the heart symbol to its Pocket Bell devices let high school kids across the country inject a new level of sentiment (and cuteness) into the millions of messages they were keying into telephones every day.

Docomo was thriving, with a bona fide must-have gadget on its hands and market share in the neighborhood of 40 percent. But when new versions of the Pocket Bell abandoned the heart symbol in favor of more business-friendly features like kanji and Latin alphabet support, the teenagers that made up Docomo’s core customer base had no problem leaving for upstart competitor Tokyo Telemessage. By the time Docomo realized it had misjudged the demand for business-focused pagers, it was badly in need of a new killer app. 2015: The Year of Emoji Diversity. □ Get Emoji — List of all Emojis to ✂ Copy and □ Paste □

Emoji. 92 Teen Text Terms Decoded for Confused Parents. Not so long ago, most teenagers’ text messages read to other people like a jumble of seemingly disconnected letters, numbers, and odd punctuation. Using a combination of shortened words, creative spellings, and a liberal sprinkling of unusual punctuation, teen text message mavens created their own form of language — so-called text speak (a term itself boiled down to “txtspk”). These days, teens are texting more than ever, but the advent of QWERTY smartphone keyboards, predictive text, autocorrect, and the removal of message character limits should allow young social butterflies the opportunity to type full, real words.

However, the confusing shorthand continues to live on anyway. An emoji guide for your commit messages. "Smile, It's an Emoji; Another Tool in Our Linguistic Toolbox Used by Clever, Creative Artists" - Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia), October 5, 2015. Emoticons and symbols aren't ruining language – they're revolutionizing it. Txt msgs r running language. Emojitracker: realtime emoji use on twitter. Log In - New York Times. Can an Emoji Ever Be a Word? You might be forgiven for thinking that the merry band of lexicographers at Oxford Dictionaries were trolling us all when they announced their word of the year for 2015: ‘?’.

Judging from the many incredulous responses to the news, everyone knows that ‘?’ , described as a pictograph, is definitely not a word. Permission Denied. Humanising Language Teaching Magazine for teachers and teacher trainers. Daniela Tomatis, Italy. World Emoji Day: Can you solve these emoji challenges? Source: Twitter cut out of Trump tech meeting over failed emoji deal. Twitter was told it was "bounced" from Wednesday's meeting between tech executives and President-elect Donald Trump in retribution for refusing during the campaign to allow an emoji version of the hashtag #CrookedHillary, according to a source close to the situation.

Trump adviser Sean Spicer later denied the report, telling MSNBC that "the conference table was only so big. " Story Continued Below. COJI by WowWee® - Learn to code with a smile(y) Do I need to have a compatible smartphone or tablet to play with COJI™? You'll need the app to get the full educational value out of COJI as well as driving him around and playing various games. However, COJI is also tons of fun without the app. □□ EMOJI TRANSLATE. Dango - Emoji & GIF Assistant App for Android. Classic first lines of novels in emojis: A quiz. Emojinate. Can You Solve These Emoji Puzzles? Linkmoji □□ Frozen as told by Emoji. Tangled as told by Emoji. Uptown Funk - Emoji Lyrics. Lorde - Royals - Emoji Video. Amazing Beyonce Emoji Video Did It For Love. OMG Shakespeare series. Shelly Sanchez sur Twitter : "Just made a Rosco emoji with the imoji app #roscothepug. Emoji Stories™ sur Twitter : "Summer: Skin gets darker □ Water gets warmer □ Drinks get colder □❄ Music gets louder □□ Nights get longer □ Life gets better □"

Emoji One - Open source emoji designed for the web. Edji. Makemoji SDK. Use less words. Bitmoji. Emojimo □□□ Emoji. Apps. Guess The Emoji. Are you ready for a guessing game like none other?! The ONE AND ONLY Guess The Emoji will entertain you for hours! Our kid and family friendly game tests your logic and reasoning skills to solve simple (and sometimes hard!) Emoji Keyboard -Cute,Emoticons. Emoji Translate.