Young People Hunger to See the Face of God — Don’t Starve Them with Emoji Religion| National Catholic Register

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As a freelancer, I get to work with a wide variety of educational providers and leaders. I learn a lot and the diversity of thought provides fertile ground for my own ideas — and keeps me honest! Recently, I was on a project to revamp an existing Catholic religion curriculum for online and hybrid learning. The training session covered student assessment, and the required assessment tool for my particular assignment was the “multiple-choice emoji.” I had to ask for clarification, never having encountered such an assessment mode except in jest. The goal, I was told, was to “check in” with the students on their feelings about the course material. You could, for example, have a question asking, “How do you feel about the Mass?” The child could choose a happy face emoji, angry emoji, sad emoji, or green/sick emoji. If the child picked the happy face, all was well. If the child picked another, then the teacher would know that he or she should “check in” with the child on their religious progress.

Young People Hunger to See the Face of God — Don’t Starve Them with Emoji Religion| National Catholic Register

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