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13 Ways to Use Emojis That Might Surprise You – Easy EdTech Podcast 142

In this episode, I’m excited to share a few favorite strategies for using emojis with students that might surprise you.  You’ll also hear ways to incorporate emojis into your teaching that connect to lesson ideas and routines you might already have in your classroom. Listen in for these emoji tips for teachers!

This week’s podcast is titled: 13 Ways to Use Emojis That Might Surprise You and I’m excited to share a few favorite strategies with you. Emojis might seem silly on the surface but they definitely pack a punch. In my own daily life, emojis come into play a lot. From adding a shrugged shoulder emoji to a text message when I don’t have the answer, to including stars and sparkles on social media posts, I use a lot of emojis over the course of a day.

But instead of talking about the history or origin of emojis, in today’s episode I want to give you a handful of ways to use emojis that might surprise you. These ideas go beyond the popular or common ways we use emojis (like text messages, comments, and social media posts) and connect to lesson ideas and routines you might already have in your classroom.

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Emoji Tips for Teachers

  • First, add emojis to your peer feedback routines.
  • Next, try adding emojis as labels to your folders.
  • Then, model for students how to annotate with emojis.
  • Finally, share an emoji idea with a colleague.

Sponsored by my Easy EdTech Club

This episode is sponsored by my Easy EdTech Club! It’s for tech-friendly teachers and coaches who want quick ideas to save time and use digital tools with intention. The Easy EdTech Club is a monthly membership designed to help educators (like you!) dive into one EdTech topic each month and get access to exclusive resources. Doors open up to new members in 2022 so make sure to grab a spot on the waitlist, head to

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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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