Recently while looking for ways to spice up the GitHub readme files that we use for our GitHub Textbook/Workbook model I realized not only can we spice up the command line with a simple
colors.py module, but also an
emoji.py one as well. This is particularly nice to keep kids involved and pleased from pure command line programming as opposed to the “for education” alternatives out there that they would likely never use on any job.
The list is nice to refer to as well when picking icons to help prompt students to know where to edit their workbook markdown code when reporting and answering markdown worksheets.