May 18, 2018
Teenagers regularly use emojis in their text messages and social media – but the digital icons are now appearing in pupils’ lessons as well.
Some teachers believe that adopting the images – which reflect emotions ranging from grinning to sad faces – help improve youngsters’ learning in the classroom.
However, other educators argue that their regular use in lessons is a ‘moral failing’, which could damage pupils’ chances of long-term educational success.
Charlotte Hodgson, an English teacher at Avonbourne College in Bournemouth, Dorset, has revealed that emojis are ’embedded’ in her department’s schemes of work.
She told the Times Educational Supplement: ‘Everyone in the English department is using them.
‘I’ve had classes plot the entire summary of a scene in emojis and then they put them on to a graph to show the tension the characters are feeling, and they find quotations to illustrate this, so it builds to become higher-level learning as well.’
This article was posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8:30 am