Do you read Emoji?

Students in the VRG Spets English program share their learning with younger students from sister school, VRS Spets English program.

emojiarticleIs Emoji: the first truly global language?  This was an article our Communication course students read to debate the effects of using symbols in our communication.

In this course, the students study:

  • The development of media culture and the use of digital media, as well as the impact of these two for people’s life and learning preface

After reading this article, debating these ideas, and considering what role storytelling plays, the students set out to write their own stories in Emoji language.  Their “books” had to have a preface where they explained how their words and symbols were used, a visual story, and a translation at the end.

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They then shared their books with younger students from Viktor Rydberg Samskolan.  The younger students gave feedback and picked their favorites.

Both the writers and the readers are students in “Spets” education programs focused on English.  So, the entire exercise was in English.

Hmmm … is Emoji the first global language?

About kristylundstrom

I currently work as Head at Viktor Rydberg Gymnasium in Djursholm. I am a student of learning. I am interested to see where it happens, when it happens, and how it happens. I am also a math and computer science teacher. I have lived in Belgium and in the USA. I really appreciate my multi-cultural environment - I believe it adds dynamics to our school.
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