Do your students like Scavenger Hunts? What about emojis? If your answers are yes to these questions and if your students can bring/use their phones or tablets to school, Emoji Scavenger Hunt is a fun AI- powered experiment that you can play on your phones or your iPads in the classrooms.
When you open the game on the browser, click on ‘Let’s Play’ button. Here, your students need to give access to their phone’s camera. When you allow the access, a countdown will appear. The game will show you an emoji such as a shoe, a keyboard, a hat, a hand etc. Your students need to walk around and find the real world pictures/objects of the emojis. Also, there is a timer. They need to find the emojis before the timer finishes. As you find each emoji, more seconds will be added to their timers.
This is a fun game to play in the classroom to tune in or to stir the students up for the next activity. When they finish, we can ask the students to write down the emojis that they have found and we can turn this activity into a word game. Then, we can ask them to write a story using their emojis.
cross-posted at ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org (opens in new tab)
Özge Karaoglu is an English teacher and educational consultant in teaching young learners and teaching with web-based technologies. She is the author of Minigon ELT book series, which aims to teach English to young learners through stories. Read more of her ideas about teaching English through technology and Web-based tools at ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org (opens in new tab).