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
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.
WORDSIFT developed by Stanford University Word Cloud Images Videos Visual Thesaurus Videos Examples from Source http://www.wordsift.com
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.
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.