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  • 1. Ways To Use Wordle In Your Classroom
  • 2. What is Wordle http://www.wordle.net/a graphic representation of most frequently used words. in a speech, in a poem, in a book, in your head, in scripture, in historical document, on a blog, in a wiki, overhead in your classroom, on twitter/plurk, at a presentation or staff meeting, and more!However, it is NOT limited to only frequently used words --you can create a wordle to be what you wish the wordle tobe.
  • 3. Expand Wordle If you use a screen capture tool (such as Jing) and online venues (such as BigHugeLabs or SmugMug) you can create some one-of-a- kind gifts, posters, and more. http://www.jingproject.com/ http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/ http://www.smugmug.com/
  • 4. Wordle Hints •Retype the words you wish emphasized 2 to 3 more times than the other words to make them stand out •Use a ~ between words to group words together such as We~The~People •Look through your font choices •Under layout – you can determine the maximum word usage. Can make your wordle truly POP!
  • 5. Teacher AppreciationHave students brainstorm thoughts and memories abouttheir teacher. Print as poster, mousepad, or magnet.
  • 6. Mothers Day/Fathers DayAfter children create wordle, place the image on amug. Or use fabric transfer paper and make a tie.
  • 7. Famous SpeechesYou can find a collection of speeches athttp://www.historyplace.com/speeches/previous.htm
  • 8. Class RulesCreate your listing of rules or let students create theirlist. Print as a poster or desk reminders.
  • 9. Student NamesDoublecheck and triplecheck you have EVERYONE beforeprinting.
  • 10. Correct Way To SpellStart a list each month of frequently misspelledwords, change your wordle each month & compare.
  • 11. Ways To Say Things DifferentlyThis can be done in a variety of ways including using the =sign. Such as cat=katze or synonyms/antonyms
  • 12. Characters In A BookUsing a graphics program(PaintShopPro, PhotoShop, Pixie2, Paint) you can addimages to your wordle.
  • 13. Artwork ReflectionOverlay students reflections on a piece of artwork -- afamous artist or your own classroom artists.
  • 14. State ReportsCreate a unique state report, country report, animalreport……….any report.
  • 15. Classroom LessonTurn your spelling book or grammar lessons into a wordleof review.
  • 16. PoetryHave your students find (or create) a picture that showsa poem. Customize the wordle coloring palette.
  • 17. Tell Me About……Take a well known item (Olympic rings, maps, householditem, etc) and create a wordle inside the object.
  • 18. Guess The Book…Have your students create book jackets based oncharacters, plots, and locations w/in a book.
  • 19. Review A Historical DocumentHave students review a document & pull out the wordsthey feel should be emphasized!
  • 20. Create a MemoryThis idea was use in Texas on June 12, 2009. It couldalso be used for class subjects or field trip memories.
  • 21. Information ReviewClipart courtesy FCIT: http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/
  • 22. Special Effects InformationMany people have asked how I created the specialeffects (such as overlays of artwork)I enjoy the software Paint Shop Pro … and within paintshop pro (or any graphics program) – you can create layersin which to manipulate your artwork.The image I used would become the bottom layer and thewordle (which I used a screen capture) would become mysecond layer.I also used opacity (to subdue some of the backgrounds)and also used EFFECTS to create bevels and shadows.
  • 23. Other Ways To Use Wordle• Rodd Lucier has 20 ways on his blog at http://thecleversheep.blogspot.com/2008/10/top-20- uses-for-wordle.html• Murcha has a slideshare of ideas at http://www.slideshare.net/murcha/using-wordle-in-the- classroom-presentation• Samantha Lunn has 23 ideas at http://languagesresources.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/ 23-ways-to-use-wordle-in-the-mfl-classroom/• Terry Freedman has 5 ideas at http://www.techlearning.com/article/Blogs/20322• Tom Barrett has a growing list at http://www.ideastoinspire.co.uk/wordle.htm• Chris Thomas has an excellent tutorial at http://www.iprimary.co.uk/tutorial.php?tutorialID=002