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Module 3 Creating Word Clouds with your Class
Module 3 Creating Word Clouds with your Class
Module 3 Creating Word Clouds with your Class
Module 3 Creating Word Clouds with your Class
Module 3 Creating Word Clouds with your Class
Module 3 Creating Word Clouds with your Class
Module 3 Creating Word Clouds with your Class
Module 3 Creating Word Clouds with your Class
Module 3 Creating Word Clouds with your Class
Module 3 Creating Word Clouds with your Class
Module 3 Creating Word Clouds with your Class
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Module 3 Creating Word Clouds with your Class

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Module 3 shows teachers how to create word clouds to use in their classroom.

Module 3 shows teachers how to create word clouds to use in their classroom.

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  • 1. Module 3 Learning to Create a Word Cloud Presented by: Leslie Jones
  • 2. Module 3 • Questions about information covered up to this point • About this Module •What is a Word Cloud? •Why use a Word Cloud with your students? •Example of a Word Cloud •Your Turn: Creating a Word Cloud
  • 3. What is a Word Cloud and Why Use a Word Cloud with your Students? A word cloud is a visualization of words. Why Use a Word Cloud • Increase Students Vocabulary • Grab Students Attention for new topic • Activate Prior Knowledge before Reading • Increased Vocabulary means Increased Reading Comprehension
  • 4. Examples of a Word Clouds
  • 5. Review of Unit Essential Questions • How can teachers use technology to help students with reading skills? • How can teachers help students learn to use technology safely? • How can teachers use technology to help students be active and engaged learners?
  • 6. Standards • ISTE Nets for Teachers • 1d Model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments • 3c Communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using a variety of digital age media and formats • 5a Participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve student learning • Common Core Standards • RL 1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson. • RL 2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson or moral.
  • 7. Goals for this Module • Learn how to gather words for a topic • Learn how to use a variety of internet sites to create different word clouds • Learn how to save your word clouds so that your can use them on your classroom projector
  • 8. How to Create a Word Cloud • Choose a topic and write or find words that go with that topic • Choose a website that is bookmarked on your computer to create the word cloud (websites are listed on the resource page as well) • Type in the words and choose the create or go button (some of the websites will allow you to choose shapes and colors before clicking the create or go button) • Save your word cloud to a file so that you can reference it in your lesson
  • 9. Your Turn: Creating a Word Cloud • Pick a Topic (suggestion look at your new Reading Series and find a topic that will enhance that lesson/theme • Make a list of words that are associated with your topic or that you want the students to be familiar with during the lesson • Use one of the websites for creating word clouds that is provided and type in the words • Create your word cloud • Now try another word cloud site and another set of words • Save your word clouds to use for your reading lessons. • Email me a copy of your completed word clouds. Word Cloud Sites are Bookmarked on the computer you are currently working on during this class. They are also listed on the next page in resources.
  • 10. Resources to Help with Creating your Word Clouds http://www.watertowncsd.org/webpages/dhayes/resources.cfm?subpage=52642 http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/03/five-ways-to-create-word- clouds.html http://www.imagechef.com/ic/word_mosaic/ http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm http://www.tagxedo.com/app.html http://worditout.com/word-cloud/make-a-new-one http://www.wordle.net/
  • 11. How Did We Do? • Would anyone like to share their Word Clouds? • Ticket Out the Door- • Link was sent to your email to fill out the following questions •Please list one thing that was easy about creating a word cloud •Please list one thing that was hard about creating a word cloud •Please list one or more things that you would like to see me do in this module next time

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