Remember when you were in school, and your teacher would give you a gold star or a 'well done' sticker for a good piece of work? On our site Yacapaca, students turn work in online, so now teachers need the online version of a gold star.
So that's our idea: six animated emoticons that teachers can use to reward their 11-16 year-old students. Base them on any graphic idea: they do not have to be stars!
The emoticons will be 128x128px animated gif files. The background should be transparent; usually they will be seen against a black or dark field.
It is up to you to choose the style. Here are two startpoints:
- See our logo at Yacapaca.com You might build on that theme, or extend it to a more general 'aztec' theme.
- In our prototyping we used these penguin emoticons and they worked OK visually.Here are the emoticon titles
1. Happy teacher
2. One star
3. Two stars
4. Three stars
6. Where's the work?
- Note that the colors of the logo are used all through the site. You should fit with that colorway.
- If you want a student login so you can see more of the environment, just ask.
- Focus on fun!
- Any references to sex, drugs or violence. The kids would love that of course, but the teachers would ban the site.