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Wordle In The Classroom

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Wordle In The Classroom

  1. 1. Ways To Use Wordle In Your Classroom Jen Wagner June 2009
  2. 2. What is Wordle  http://www.wordle.net/ <ul><li>a graphic representation of most frequently used words. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>in a speech, in a poem, in a book, in your head,  </li></ul><ul><li>in scripture, in historical document, on a blog, </li></ul><ul><li>in a wiki, overhead in your classroom, </li></ul><ul><li>on twitter/plurk, at a presentation or staff meeting, </li></ul><ul><li>and more! </li></ul><ul><li>However, it is NOT limited to only frequently used words -- you can create a wordle to be what you wish the wordle to be. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Expand Wordle <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jingproject.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.smugmug.com/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wordle Hints <ul><li>Retype the words you wish emphasized 2 to 3 more times than the other words to make them stand out </li></ul><ul><li>Use a ~ between words to group words together such as We~The~People </li></ul><ul><li>Look through your font choices </li></ul><ul><li>Under layout – you can determine the maximum word usage. Can make your wordle truly POP! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Teacher Appreciation <ul><li>Have students brainstorm thoughts and memories about their teacher.  Print as poster, mousepad, or magnet. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mother's Day/Father's Day <ul><li>After children create wordle, place the image on a mug.  Or use fabric transfer paper and make a tie. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Famous Speeches <ul><li>You can find a collection of speeches at http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/previous.htm </li></ul>
  8. 8. Class Rules <ul><li>Create your listing of rules or let students create their list.  Print as a poster or desk reminders. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Student Names <ul><li>Doublecheck and triplecheck you have EVERYONE before printing. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Correct Way To Spell <ul><li>Start a list each month of frequently misspelled words, change your wordle each month & compare. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ways To Say Things Differently <ul><li>This can be done in a variety of ways including using the = sign.  Such as cat=katze or synonyms/antonyms </li></ul>
  12. 12. Characters In A Book <ul><li>Using a graphics program (PaintShopPro, PhotoShop, Pixie2, Paint) you can add images to your wordle. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Artwork Reflection <ul><li>Overlay students reflections on a piece of artwork -- a famous artist or your own classroom artists. </li></ul>
  14. 14. State Reports <ul><li>Create a unique state report, country report, animal report……….any report. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Classroom Lesson <ul><li>Turn your spelling book or grammar lessons into a wordle of review. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Poetry <ul><li>Have your students find (or create) a picture that shows a poem.  Customize the wordle coloring palette.  </li></ul>
  17. 17. Tell Me About…… <ul><li>Take a well known item (Olympic rings, maps, household item, etc) and create a wordle inside the object. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Guess The Book… <ul><li>Have your students create book jackets based on characters, plots, and locations w/in a book. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Review A Historical Document <ul><li>Have students review a document & pull out the words they feel should be emphasized! </li></ul>
  20. 20. Create a Memory <ul><li>This idea was use in Texas on June 12, 2009. It could also be used for class subjects or field trip memories. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Information Review <ul><li>Clipart courtesy FCIT:  http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/  </li></ul>
  22. 22. Special Effects Information <ul><li>Many people have asked how I created the special effects (such as overlays of artwork) </li></ul><ul><li>I enjoy the software Paint Shop Pro … and within paint shop pro (or any graphics program) – you can create layers in which to manipulate your artwork. </li></ul><ul><li>The image I used would become the bottom layer and the wordle (which I used a screen capture) would become my second layer. </li></ul><ul><li>I also used opacity (to subdue some of the backgrounds) and also used EFFECTS to create bevels and shadows. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Other Ways To Use Wordle <ul><ul><li>Rodd Lucier has 20 ways on his blog at http://thecleversheep.blogspot.com/2008/10/top-20-uses-for-wordle.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Murcha has a slideshare of ideas at http://www.slideshare.net/murcha/using-wordle-in-the-classroom-presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Samantha Lunn has 23 ideas at http://languagesresources.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/23-ways-to-use-wordle-in-the-mfl-classroom/  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Terry Freedman has 5 ideas at http://www.techlearning.com/article/Blogs/20322  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tom Barrett has a growing list at http://www.ideastoinspire.co.uk/wordle.htm  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chris Thomas has an excellent tutorial at http://www.iprimary.co.uk/tutorial.php?tutorialID=002 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  24. 24. Feel Free To Contact Me <ul><li>Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License </li></ul>

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