Emoji Design Workshops at Ikamva Youth Centre: Lesson One


Who I am / what I study

Get to know students

What is emoji (what they mean and how they can be used)- ask first

-what are emoji?

-what do you use them for?

-do you use them? Why/ why not?

-what do you like about them/what is your favourite?

-what don’t you like about them/ which one do you not like?

Self expression- what matters to you/ how do you like to express yourself

Introduce plan for lessons teaching how to design emoji


Write sentences out of emoji- draw them if you like or just write the name in its place; eg: book, computer, puke face, dream bubble, beach, sun, watermelon.


In groups discuss what how you can make emoji about you/ what sort of emoji you wish existed.

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