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"World Emoji Day"

Emojis are a great way for people to communicate across language barriers and help us express sentiment and emotion. So why not get involved and celebrate World Emoji Day on 17th July 2021? World Emoji Day is celebrated on this date, as this is the day that appears on the calendar emoji!

Emojis were invented by Japanese designer Shigetaka Kurita in 1999. They were made in order to make communication easier within limited text fields - the same reason we still use them today! Kurita was just 25 years old when he invented emojis.

Celebrate emojis! We use emojis every day, Emojis have been used since the beginning of the internet, but their popularity increased so much that they became built into smartphone touchscreen keyboards and the messaging apps that we use every day. Their popularity also led to the creation of a wide range of emoji merchandise and even an emoji movie!

As well as a great method of communication, emojis are also a great tool for learning in the classroom or at home, with applications in maths, health and wellbeing, literacy, role play, arts and crafts, and more.

Gajera International School celebrated virtual World Emoji Day on 17th July 2021 with some great games and resources for them to use on World Emoji Day.

Educators explained that we can express our emotions through the different types of emojis. These emojis have existed in various types, including facial expressions, places and types of weather, and animals

As most emojis Educators explain each emojis of expression and also do the activity of the different types of emojis. It was a learning experience for the learners as well.

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