Monday, February 13, 2017

Create Your Own Emojis for the Classroom

Create Your Own Emojis for the Classroom | by @EdTechnocation
Emojis are all the rage these days! We use them to communicate in text messages, we decorate our photos with them, there is even a movie about them. Wouldn't it be great if we could create our own. Or better yet, have students create them for the classroom! Find out how within (and get a free EdTechnocation Emoji sticker!)...


Disclaimer: Labely sent me a free set of printed stickers to test out the print quality. Labely is a free label making tool.

Labely.com reached out to me recently to check out their new Emoji Online creation tool and it's actually a lot of fun! The use of emojis in the classroom is growing in popularity. Check out this Whooo'sReading blog post, "Emojis in the Classroom: Would You Use Them?", and these emoji activities for the classroom by +Eric Curts: "5 Emoji Learning Activities with Google Docs" and "Emoji Writing Prompt Generator with Google Sheets".

 


In just a matter of minutes, I was able to put together this quick emoji:


You have two options when you are finished creating an emoji. You can have them printed and mailed to you, like mine! A quantity of 30 printed on plain, no-gloss paper, at 1.5" by 1.5" costs approximately $6 plus shipping.


The other option, which I really love, is the ability to save your emoji as a digital image for FREE! Then you and your students can use them for a variety of reasons. You could also print them out yourself! If you create a free account, you can save your emojis and return to them later to continue creating or change them.

Labely.com was kind enough to create very easy to follow step-by-step directions if your interested in trying this out for yourself or having students get involved!



Check out the Emoji Online creation tool at labely.com/emojis.

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