Using Wordle In The Classroom


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A presentation outlining some uses of wordle in the classroom and how use this word cloud generating online sofware

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Using Wordle In The Classroom

  1. 1. (Using wordle in the classroom)
  2. 2. Wordle – <ul><li>Building word clouds </li></ul>A year 7 student reflects on the holidays in a wordle
  3. 3. Google apps Keying these words into wordle:- word~processor sheet form presentation maps earth street video becomes the following word cloud.
  4. 4. Uses for wordle <ul><li>Poetry in words </li></ul><ul><li>Revision terms </li></ul><ul><li>Capturing keypoints </li></ul><ul><li>General display purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing new vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling lists </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections </li></ul><ul><li>For online use </li></ul><ul><li>Printing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Instructions <ul><li>Goto </li></ul><ul><li>Click on create </li></ul><ul><li>Key in an appropriate number of words to form the word cloud. </li></ul><ul><li>Key words can be enlarged by just repeat typing the word. (Does not have to be consecutive) </li></ul><ul><li>To keep two words linked in the wordle, use the tilda key between the words eg word~cloud </li></ul>
  6. 6. Creating a word cloud <ul><li>When complete, hit &quot;go&quot; button </li></ul><ul><li>Java will convert the words into a cloud. Press randomize until you are happy with the effect, or manually change the colours and font style. </li></ul><ul><li>If you press” save to gallery”, the next screen will give an embed code for online use in eg blogs, wikis, but this tends to be quite small, so it is better to get a screen shot and convert to an image file </li></ul>
  7. 7. Saving as an image <ul><li>Press prt scr or print screen key on keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>On pc's, goto MS Paint>edit>paste and the wordle appears </li></ul><ul><li>Using the cropping tool, select the wordcloud>right click and copy or goto edit>copy>goto file>new>do not save changes>edit>paste. </li></ul><ul><li>Save as a jpg file ready for use in MS Word, or Powerpoint or other software types. </li></ul>