Emoji Tokens

Students design and make emoji tokens to use as feedback systems- available to subscribers of The PrintLab Classroom

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Project Overview

In this creative project, students will be designing and 3D printing emoji feedback tokens. The lesson begins with an explainer video, which provides students with an overview of emoji tokens and how they can be used to gather feedback on ideas, products or experiences. The class then generates a range of ideas about how emoji tokens could be used in their school and each team is assigned a feedback system to design for. By using 3D design tutorials as guidance, emoji tokens are created and used to provide feedback in various ways around the school/organisation.


Curriculum Details

The lesson can be incorporated into the study of maths, design technology, and computing. The material can be adapted for ages 8-16. The curriculum is aligned to ISTE, NGSS, CCSS and UK National Curriculum standards. A comprehensive list of standards met is included in the lesson platform.

Resources Included in Project:

  • Example emoji token 3D models (STL)

  • Emoji tokens explainer video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

  • Emoji design worksheets (PDF)

        • Tinkercad and Fusion 360 tutorial videos guiding students in designing emoji tokens (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

        • Self-assessment document (PDF and Google Docs)

                  Self-Paced Learning Option

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