Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wordle in the Classroom

- Wordle - Word Cloud Creation
Critical Vocabulary seems to be the most "critical" aspect of teaching these days.  Making sure students know all the vocabulary is an important aspect for doing well on test.  Wordle would be a great way for incorporating news ways to learn and study vocabulary while letting students be creative.  The more words appear in a paragraph, the bigger they are in the Wordle
So how could you use Wordle as an instructional Tool?
  • Create Synonyms for Critical Vocabulary
  • Create a Wordle from words from a Short Story or Poem
  • Create Vocabulary from a Unit of Study
  • Create for a Quiz or Test
  • Create a list of words in a Wordle and tell students to write a story using all the words in the Wordle and see how many different stories you get
  • Create a of Wordle Famous pieces, Historical documents, or Speeches and have your kids guess what it is
  • Create a Wordle describing Characters in a story
  • Create "Who Are You" Wordle's of your students
  • Create an Introduction to a Unit
  • Create a Wordle with Song Lyrics
  • Create a Wordle Syllabus
  • Create a Wordle Wall instead of a Word Wall
Here is a Wordle of this Blog Post

1 comment:

  1. Great ideas!

    I have one more to add to the list (that I actually can't take credit for!) A teacher in one of my workshops suggested that you get elementary students to type in a sentence to get a visual that shows them when they've 'overused' a word (and, then, the, etc.) She said that Wordle makes this point so obvious to them, even though she's been pointing out their run-on sentences for weeks.

    Keep up the great work!