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Word Clouds

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Word Clouds

  1. 1. WORD CLOUDSWORDLE & WORSIFT & TAGULIŞIL BOY
  2. 2. WORDLE* Word Cloud Generator
  3. 3. HOW 2.0 USE WORDLE WITH YOURSTUDENTS Turn a text or poem into a word poster. Show the word cloud for the reading text and let your students guess what the text is about. Do brainstorming with your students, then copy the results to the wordle. Compare and contrast the word clouds of your students essays. Ask your students embed their word clouds into your class wiki. http://www.wordle.net
  4. 4. WORDLE: OFFLINE ACTIVITIES Take a screenshot of your word cloud and download it onto your desktop. Ask your students print out their word clouds and bring them to the classroom.
  5. 5. WORDSIFT developed by Stanford University Word Cloud Images Videos Visual Thesaurus Videos Examples from Source http://www.wordsift.com
  6. 6. HOW 2.0 USE WORDSIFT WITHYOUR STUDENTS- 1 Copy the reading text you are planning to use with your students and ask them if they can guess what the text is about. Let your students identify the academic words in the cloud, then click AWL option, and check their answers. Use Visual Thesaurus to discuss the related words with your students. Ask your students click “create workspace” and write an essay by dragging the words from the word cloud.
  7. 7. HOW 2.0 USE WORDSIFT WITHYOUR STUDENTS- 2 Have your students sift the text instead of skimming it Divide your students into groups of three. Click on the unfamiliar words to show the images related to those words, and ask them to guess their meanings. Use wordsift to identify the key vocabulary. Let your students watch the videos on the wordsift website and ask them write a summary. Show your students “Examples from Source” part and ask them rewrite the sentences.
  8. 8. TAGUL: Gorgeous Word Clouds
  9. 9. References http://www.brighthub.com/education/ k-12/articles/58905.aspx http://thecleversheep.blogspot.com/20 08/10/top-20-uses-for-wordle.html http://www.techlearning.com/default.a spx?tabid=67&entryid=209 http://wordsift.com/site/about

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