We are learning how to use and create visual language, focusing on emojis. We are thinking about how to use emojis confidently and appropriately for communicating in and out of school.
We are learning to read emojis, asking the big question: what is the author trying to make me think or do?
We are learning about other graphic messages such as logos, animated GIFs and digital games.
TASK 1: Elroy hates using sunscreen! Perhaps a different logo on the tube might help? Design a logo for sunscreen that will encourage 4 year-old Elroy to use it. Use the iPad app Assembly.
139 thoughts on “Emoji Project 1”
they might use it to be funny
Thanks for being my first commenter, Alex. Dig deeper: would everyone think it was funny? Can we generalise by saying that groups of people would think it’s funny? Cheers
I use the poop emoji when I’m excited and feel awesome!
Thanks for your response, Sienna. What device would you use it on? Would you use it with anyone? Cheers.
I think people would choose to use the poop emoji, because some people do not like typing so they will send the poop emoji instead of typing that why are in the toilet.
i think the poop emoji means a lot of different things to people.
1. I am on the toilet.
2. You stink
and 3. you are the worst.
from Emily M
Thanks for your detailed response, Emily. Would you really communicate these thoughts to people? To friends or family or strangers? In private or in public? Cheers.
no i would not i would use my words but some people would
Which people, do you think?
I think the poop emoji is used in lots of different ways.
here are some examples:
1. to let someone know you are going to the toilet
2. to be funny
I wonder how you know which meaning is intended?
people use it because it is so random it is the same reason some people laugh at things like poo and other things and stuff
it means to some people that it is a ridiculous piece of turd others a funny add to the internet and some a random piece of derp
Tristan, can you think of any other emojis that are used in the same way?
Hi Alexander here,
Maybe they would use the poo emoji to signal that something is disgusting or really funny.
I wonder how the reader can tell which one it is meant to be for?
i think people use the poop emoji when something is gone wrong or messed up.
This makes sense. I wonder if all people would interpret it that way?
i think it might be a way to communicate when you are angry at someone or saying that you stink or smell. i really dont know what its used for… LOL
I like the first reason – I had not thought of this one before.
I think that the poop emoji is used for mostly laughs or if someone is talking about poop or if a person stepped in poop and telling someone else via text.
I wonder which other emojis are used mostly for laughs?
They might use it to be funny or that you are the worst. I also use the poop emoji as a joke.
Two interesting reasons, thanks Adam. I wonder if people might take your message the wrong way?
I use the poop emoji when I think something bad so, like a pizza, i don’t like I would message my friends (i just ate a pizza and it was 💩)
I like this example!
I think the poop emoji might mean that you are a loser or you are just trying to be funny.
Thanks – two very different reasons.
i think that the poo emoji means that some one is trying to say that you are bad at something or you smell rely bad
I like that first reason – I never thought of it myself.
I use the poo emoji as a joke.
Do you think everyone would see it as a joke?
I think people might use the poop emoji to say you stink or to make the person laugh.
Do you think everyone would laugh?
i use the poop emoji when i am feeling excited or happy.Also when i am being a bit silly and or saying something funny.
Who would you use it with?
I think that this symbol could be funny, offensive, saying that they need to go to the toilet, saying that something smells and finally this symbol could mean to some people that somethings gross or disgusting.
I wonder which people would use it to mean something gross or disgusting?
Hi Mrs. Lockyer, i deeply think that the
‘Poo Emoji’ is mainly for having fun while you text. With the ‘Poo Emoji’ ,you can send others such as friends and family, how you feel. (happy)
From Elliot S, 6H
This is very interesting Elliot. It seems like you and your friends and family agree on its meaning?
i think that the poo emoji could be used for fun. also it could be used to represent that you are in the toilet to save time and words. Also it might be used to mean some negative words.
Thanks Royman. I never thought of the toilet one.
I would use the poop emoji when I am being funny or if I have stepped in dog poop. I would use it when i’m being silly or if i stink.
Who would you send your message to?
/I think the poop emoji means Maybe away to say “Ahaha bad luck” like for example lets say a friend sent you a picture of a person that accidently dropped ice-cream on them then you would reply the poop emoji cuz it might mean bad luck?
Jessica, I really like the idea that one emoji can convey this meaning!
I think you might use the poop emoji when trying to be funny, silly and humorous. Or, if you make a silly mistake that isn’t a big deal, for example, when you are texting someone and you mis-spell a word. You might text back with the correct spelling, and one or more poop emojis. They are just a lighthearted, frivolous way to text or joke around.
Great response Cameron. I like the idea of using it after making a mistake.
I think that the poop emoji resembles a way to say:
1. Nasty things to other people without being caught
2. A way to not swear
3. Saying gross or yuck
4. to text to someone when something happened that they do not like
Nice summary, Holly. I never thought of the second one!
well they could be happy or sad or say something is bad so if you don’t like a person and i say i’m not going with that person there 💩
Good example Alex. Would this be a public or private message?
I think that people will use the poo emoji to be silly or funny to their friends for a joke. Most of the time I don’t think it would be serious
Interesting thoughts, Hunter. I wonder how we can find out if most people don’t take it seriously?
People can use the poop emoji to show different emotions. I use the poop emoji to show my happiness or excitement
You sound like an experienced emoji-user, Mia. Do you use any other emojis for happiness or excitement?
Personally I have never used the poop emoji in a text or message. However I do believe people may use it as fun or describe the way they are feeling, for example if you are feeling really funny or silly so instead of using people emojis you could have a little fun and use the poop emoji.
Now I’m wondering why you have never used it! Do you use other emojis?
I would think it means that you are smelly and you stink, because of what it looks like .But then by the use of people such as putting it on cupcakes would suggest that it has a friendlier meaning.
I would think that you would only communicate it to your friends and family because they might have a better understanding of what it means, and then i would communicate it in private to avoid other people getting a mixed message about what you feel.
Cupcakes! I haven’t seen these yet! I like the idea of communicating in private – in which ways can this be done?
I think that people use it because they don’t like something, such as a food, drink or meal. Lucas Trim
Interesting thinking, Lucas. Now I’m going to pay more attention to when the poo emoji is used to see if you are right about it being used in relation to food.
I would use the poop emoji on messages on my devices at home.
Interesting. Not at school? Which devices? Which social media?
I think they might use it to be funny or to be mean or to say the smell bad.
I like how you thought of 3 possible meanings, Nick.
I think that the poop emoji is used for joking purposes. Say if you dislike something that is happening and you want to text a friend jokingly about it, then the poop emoji would be in use.
I think that poop emojis would mean different things to different people though. I would not recommend to use the poop emoji on formal occasions.
I like your advice about formal occasions Kerry. Can you tell me more about this?
I think that people use the poop emoji to symbolyse that they do not like something or to be silly/funny
Simba, I wonder if all people think the poo emoji is funny? What do you think?
I think they might use it to have a laugh
This seems to be a very common reason, Mackenzie
I think people use the poo emoji to be funny and to tell people that they don’t feel right.
Nice thinking, Madan. Are there other emojis that you prefer to use to get the same messages across?
I think people would use it to be funny or to make someone to laugh. But i would use it if I did not like something or just to be funny.
Would you use it with everyone you know?
I think that people can use this emoji for different meanings because it’s appearance is saying different things like: It is smiling so its happy. It is a poop so it is smelly. And this means people could use this emoji when they cant be bothered to type and they want to say things like: “I am so excited!” “I am happy!” “Something smells bad!”
Nice response, Hazel. Does it matter who you send a poo emoji too?
I think that would use the poop emoji to be funny or to describe something disgusting.
Nice thinking, Marshall. Would you use it in the same way for everyone that you know?
I think people use the poop emoji when texting privately to friends to be silly or funny. They also would use the poop emoji when they have made a mistake in their text, don’t take this emoji to seriously!
I like how you’re thinking about private vs public, Joshua. Who do you think might take this too seriously?
I think its used for close friends and family to use it as a joke
Great response Madi. You’re thinking deeper about how the same message may be interpreted differently in context and audience.
I think that’s people would use if they find something rank, or disgusting.
I wonder who they might communicate that to?
I think that the poop emoji is used for when you are feeling happy because it is smiling. I use it when I am joking or having fun. it is a happy emoji and not for bad thoughts.
Do you think that some people might interpret your message differently?
I think the poo emoji on the sunscreen container would encourage young Elroy to Slip, Slap, Slop…young kids love talking about poo and all things yucky!!
How about brown sunscreen?
Now you’re talkin’…
Brown sunscreen! Now there’s an interesting thought!
I would want to use the poop emoji if I had sunburn, especially if I hadn’t used sunscreen, but only to a friend who would ‘get’ the emoji.
A :-0 might be better in a message to someone older, not so friendly, or my Nanna 🤶🏻
Thanks for sharing your ideas Sam. I like your suggestion of the emoticon. I wonder if all Nannas would understand it?
You could also use poo combined with other emojis to say my little brother’s poo smells bad. 😜💩☣
This emoji may be used describing something absolutely horrible as a quick alternative. It also may be used for comedy for a relative or friend to bond a relationship.
They might use the poop emoji to tell people that they are doing a poo or if your friend is taking really long on the toilet and you are busting you could send them the poop emoji to let them know to hurry up
You could use the poo emoji to let someone know that you are using the toilet.
Any more ways it could be used, Callum? Don’t forget to read all of the question for your answer.
I think that people will use it because it is:
2. They are on the toilet
3. They use it to describe
4. They might use it instead of a smiley face
5. Tell that they are going to take a while because they are on the toilet
Good list, Jessie. Can you think why some people may NOT use it? What might this symbol mean to different people?
I think that people might use the poo emoji to say in an emoji form something was really bad. Sample text: Wow, dinner at John’s house was 💩. Or, you could use it in a serious manner. Sample text: I really need 2 💩. Or, U could use it to say that you had chocolate mousse that day. Sample text: I had 💩 for dessert last night. It was totes delicious! Warning: this can become confusing.
Great thinking Finn. Level-up tip: Why would people choose to use this emoji, or not?
I wouldn’t use poo to represent chocolate mousse, Finn. That message caught my eye in the comment section as i was going down to post mine, and i thought you were saying you could use it to say ‘I had poo for dessert last night’. I don’t think that would be a good dessert!
The Poo emoji when apple first released it was intended to be used as a chocolate soft serve ice-cream. I would use the poo emoji to tell my mum when she is out that our cat has done a poo because we are not allowed to use the poop scooper. I would also use it when me and my dad are playing sports against each other. To some people if they receive it they may think it is an offensive message but to others they may take as a joke or a message about someone taking a poo.
You could use the poo emoji to tell your parent that you are on the toilet.
Matthew, can you think of any more ways people would use this emoji?
I think the poo emoji means something bad happened for you, but your still happy, or normal. A good example is like losing a file on your computer, or losing a toy or something. I think people wouldn’t use it because it is very informal, and even if you want to project a happy emoji, you can use the smile emoji. The poop emoji is like a informal version of the smile emoji, this would be used more in informal messages with a friend.
Great thinking here, Paul.
I think people use the poo emoji because it can be used …
1. As a funny joke
2. To say it is disgusting/ give them a hint something is disgusting
3. To tell them you are at the toilets
4. To tell them you need to go to the toilets
5. To tell them you are pooping so it will take a while
This symbol can be taken as a joke or a serious thing. If it is a serious thing it can tell them where you are. If it is a joke it is there to make you laugh. It depends on how you look at the emoji.
I think that people would only use it to be funny because the people use poo for jokes because people it can be funny. But people can also use it for serious matters. Like i have to poo. People can use it for a reason when something is bad. For example, This assignment was poo
I think that if the person you are talking to is a friend or family member then I think that you could use it for a joke, but if it is a teacher or someone you aren’t really friends with then it wouldn’t be ok because they may not understand the joke or what you are trying to say. For example if someone at school asks how was the cupcakes I brought in then you sent the poo emoji they might know what you mean and they may feel offend. So if you are close friends then I think it is ok but not if they aren’t a friend of yours. This symbol may mean bad, chocolate mouse, happy and funny. People from different ages have different opinions and different view on what it might mean. So when you use the poo emoji be careful of who you are sending it to.
I think that people would use it for a joke because some people can use poo as i funny reason but personally i don’t think it is funny. It can also be used for something bad. For example, This assignment was poo
People might use this to show:
That they are going to the toilet
That they are on the toilet
As a funny text to cheer up there friend
Instead of saying something was really bad, they could send POOP EMOJI
And also when apple created the poop emoji, they let it come out as a chocolate soft serve ice-cream. But some people would not realize that you are joking about the poop emoji. Some people do think that emojis are useless and waste both of the sender, and the reader. So you have to be very careful and know how the person is going to react!
I would use the poop emoji for fun because it’s amusing, but some people might use it to say that they are going to the toilet. A person might not use it because they might find it weird and wrong due to the smiley face on the poo. Another reason why is because they might find it inappropriate for texting. This symbol could be used to day that they are happy but in a funny way. The poo makes it very odd but the smiley face makes it happy-like.
There are many reasons why they would use it or not like:
A. If you are going to poo
B. If you are pooing
C. If you feel poo
D. If your meal is poo
E. If you think you look poo
F. To describe something
Why not to use the poo emoji:
A. If you aren’t feeling poo
B. If your meal was amazing
C. If you had an amazing sleep and you don’t feel poo
People might not think that the poo isn’t a poo emoji, people think that it is an chocolate ice cream without a cup or a cone.
The poop emoji does not have a good purpose. If you think about it, you could be a dumb kid could use it as a prank. You could say I need to go to the toilet when you don’t and you don’t come back so now your parents will start to worry.
I used this Emoji once by saying to my Mum because she was out shopping, that my toilet was locked that I needed REALLY go 💩. She immediately rushed to the Check out and returned home driving like a drag racer then she unlocked the toilet and I rushed into the toilet with relief. I often my family uses this emoji as a joke because once I caught my sister spamming my Mum with Poop Emojis and I scared her and then the message sent to my Mum. She said to me “Oh no” then I heard my Mum laughing from her bedroom. Most people around the world would use this as a joke because when I was in Japan (One of the Largest Cities in the world) I saw a huge billboard with a Poop Emoji on it.
If U R sending it to people on the toilet, that’s just gross. 📱+💩 is just wrong.
I would use the poop emoji to tell my mum or dad through a text that I don’t want to do something so when they say we need to go somewhere, and I don’t want to I would just send a poop emoji. Some people might not want to use it because they find it disrespectful, so when you don’t want to do something, and you send a poop emoji they would take that as a no and you’re disrespecting them. I would also use it for a joke.
You could use the poo emoji to be humorous to other people you could also use the poo emoji to tell people that it was a bad day or food if your parents are out you could also use the poo emoji to to tell people that you are going to the toilet or that you are telling people to hurry up on the toilet other people could take this emoji as offense also to use the poo emoji to make sense you would have to make a coverstaion the poo emoji actually is meant to meant be a chocolate ice-cream
Nice thinking here, Oliver. TIP: full stops will help the reader!
• They might need to go to do a poo
• They might use it as a joke
• They might use it to tell someone that their meal tasted like poo
• They might use it to tell someone there happy in a funny way
• They might not use it because they might get the wrong message
• They might not because it wouldn’t be irrelevant to the conversation
• On rare occasions it can be interpreted as chocolate ice-cream or chocolate chips
People would choose to use the poo emoji to sometimes complain like I have to go for a walk💩 to their friend or if you were sick you could say I fell 💩 to your parent if you fell sick and you want to come home. You could also use the poo emoji to say you are going to the toilet like be right back 💩 to a friend or parent, and if you have a little brother/sister you could text your parents she/he 💩.
I think that people might use this emoji to tell others that they are feeling down, or they are having a bad day. They might also use it to say it in a funny way. If someone is a conserved or blunt person they might interpret this emoji as uncaring and not necessary.
They might not use it because:
1.It is to silly and they might see it as something that kids do
2.Some people think it is rude or offensive
3.They get confused with what it is meant to mean
4.They might think it is useless
Wow, you have really levelled up in your thinking Jessie!
I think that some people might use it to tell someone that they are going to the bathroom, but some people use it inappropriately by saying something funny such as dinner was bad, or I am doing a poo don’t leave without me. The ice-cream emoji is the poo emoji on a cone. Some people use it in a funny such as I need to walk the dog💩 which means I don’t what to walk the dog.
I think people would use this emoji in different ways. You can use it to describe something (if it was bad). Or as a funny message (maybe if someone did something annoying). An example is someone ate the last muffin). People could use this to tell other they are on the toilet or they need to go to the toilet. Or people might use this to say the had chocolate soft serve ice-cream, but this can be interpreted incorrectly. I would only use this with my friends and family that would understand.
I don’t think that all people will use the poo emoji because some adults would think it would be inappropriate to have a poo emoji in a work email. I think that children would use the poo emoji because they would use it as a joke and send it to their friends and families. I don’t think that they would send poo emojis to strangers because it would be embracing but also of Stranger Danger.
A few examples of using a poo emoji in a conversation are:
1. I need to go and (Poo Emoji)
2. Dinner was (Poo Emoji)
3. Homework is (Poo Emoji)
people use this emoji because they think this is silly, funny or telling them that they need to go to the toilet.
Good start, Andy. Level up tip: why would people choose NOT to use this emoji?
Don’t forget to use capital letters at the beginning of a sentence.
People use this emoji because they think this is silly, funny or telling them that they need to go to the toilet, or it might be rude and insulting like saying:
You smell like poo!
By making the poo emoji not insulting, all you have to do is add extra emoji or words such as:
I saw a kid pretending to be spider-man 🕷(poo emoji)
I think people use it if they are going to use the toilet or, they are already using the toilet. This emoji might be a joke some people but, other people take it seriously and might think your making fun of them.
People might choose to use this emoji because it is quite popular around the world. Other people may not like to use it because they may think it is offensive. To different people around the world, the poop emoji can be used for many things. People use it to joke around when they say something funny. People can also use it if they ate something they didn’t like.
I think the poo emoji won’t be useful in most cases since its meant to be funny and even in most of those cases it won’t be that useful. Sometimes people will just use it in random messages just to be silly. This emoji can’t be used in emails since mostly emails are formal messages for things that you can’t really joke about.
I think some people may not choose to use this emoji because they may think it is inappropriate or a bad emoji. Others may think it is a fun emoji to use when texting with a close friend.
I think that you could use the emoji when you are disgusted, saying your day was terrible or joking around with a close friend.
The Poo emoji can be offencive to some, you will mainly see it on social media because lot’s can see it and some may find it offencive.
People can have a laugh and enjoy it if you put it
in the right mesage. Some conversations with it are:
My dinner was (poop emoji)
i find homework is ( poop emoji)
Some people use POO EMOJI when they are joking, or when they see something disgusting. Some people use POO EMOJI if they are trying to be funny.
People might use it in a sentence like:
1. Homework is (poo emoji).
2. you could say: i am feeling (poo emoji) after doing a marathon.
3. they might say i drew a (poop emoji) to day
people might spam this emoji if they’re bored or don’t know what to use. you can also use it if you’re going to the toilet.
It could be used as a joke, a descriptive word, or a feeling of disgust. I don’t think you would use it for a formal email, but maybe for a message to a friend.
I think younger people would use the poo emoji to be funny or to be silly. People use this emoji to convey a meaning or to substitute specific words. I don’t think this emoji would actually be suitable to more sensitive people as the poo is not a very positive thing that is not always funny and lighthearted. I do think the poo emoji would be offensive to some people who are more serious and comparatively older.
This symbol means differently to different people depending on how you interpret the meaning and what the sentence around it is. It could be used for a very funny or lighthearted effect, or it could be used as a bit of an offensive meaning. Even though this is a probability, it may not actually be the case as the emoji looks happy and quite positive.