Okay, if you want eye-candy for your blogs and email… here’s some html code for smilies. You could use smiley code purely for visual effect or as a code/decode activity. Perhaps you could use it directly as a web page development module. The options could be included in mobile classroom technologies also. Really, how you use smilies can be an enjoyable learning approach for students. Some are animated. Here’s some examples ➡
Sad or cry 😥
Rolling the eyes 🙄
Imagine using emoticons in a paragraph of text (decoding/encoding exercise) or simply to add impact to student based texting, blog commenting, email…
To look at more click the following link. Hope his is useful 😆 and not too . Have 🙂
Teachers really need to know how to properly use smilies before they use them in front of kids. Kids seem to find it embarrassing when the ‘oldies’ use it as a ploy.
My entry is only a suggestion and a pointer to the html code (back-end technology for those interested). How you use them is entirely your call.
I realise that smilies have been around since the 1960s and have been used in a multitude of contexts over time. I’m not sure if is there is a smiley etiquette… perhaps someone might be strange enough to invent one. However, I hope smilies remain in the realm of fun. Not unlike sms, conventions/ etiquette has evolved in the use of the humble smiley and it’s variations 😎
Expressive language including visual imagery whether it’s digital or otherwise, depends on the author. Given this, I’m really interested in the range of visual and animated imagery that is now a direct spin-off from the humble beginnings 🙂
My background in visual communication drives my interest in visual media (and it’s application in a digital environment). So, thank you for the insight.
Altan aka ‘oldie’ 😉