Friday, January 8, 2016

Emoji Evaluations

Just a short post here to share a fun activity I did with my students after our Veterans Day Concert. 

Instead of the typical worksheet concert evaluation, I decided to do an Emoji Evaluation.

6th Graders Performing on Veterans Day
I printed out a bunch of emojis (I just googled them) and then laminated them and made them into magnets.  I then wrote a bunch of categories on the board and had students evaluate each song using the emjois.  They had so much fun! I loved seeing how they interpreted each icon (cause I was unsure of the meaning of all of them...) and it was a fun way to bring their every day life into our classroom.  I will definitely be doing this activity again after our Spring Concert (I am on maternity leave for the Winter one)! I may also do an online version in Schoology where they do the same thing but on their own as an assignment to get individual evaluations as well. 
This is also a great activity for a sub in chorus right after a concert! I was out for one of my groups at a meeting and the sub had so much fun doing this activity!

Categories I used for evaluation:
Facial Expression
Overall Sound
Overall Performance
I promise they had more fun than this picture looks!

Some 5th Grade thoughts

We need to work on Facial Expressions!

In General Music you could use this same activity for evaluating group projects, compositions, and more- the possibilities are endless! Have fun!


  1. What a great idea to reach kids in their comfort zone! I'm brainstorming through how I can use emojis too!

    1. Let me know what you come up with! I'm sure it will be awesome!

  2. I LOVE this idea. What a great way to engage the students in reflection. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thanks! I'm excited to use it again after the Winter Concert- which I will have the unique perspective of being an audience member for, as it is at the tail end of my maternity leave.

  3. LOVE this idea. The kids will go nuts for it!