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Wordclouds and concept mapping


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Wordclouds and concept mapping

  1. 1. Online tools to enhance classroom engagement - Wordclouds and Concept mapping Tech Talk Tuesday - session 3
  2. 2. “The first duty of a lecturer is to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks and keep on the mantelpiece forever” - Virginia Woolf Why must we consider other methods of learning when we can give our learners so many pure truths? Brainstorm on the collaborative document.
  3. 3. NB use Internet Explorer or Mozilla (not Chrome) Or Or Or Google App Wordclouds
  4. 4. Is there a word that stands out to differentiate? Rubric Marking guide
  5. 5. One activity Students were asked if the wordcloud accurately reflected the critical points in an article - ‘I thought you were showing me something that would save me doing as much work, but I soon worked out that you can’t do a good word cloud unless you really understand the stuff first. Now I find I’m really trying to understand what I read. I think you tricked us by giving us a fun thing to do so we’d think accounting was fun.’
  6. 6. How could you use? Ideas for Wordclouds - slideshare Ideas for Wordclouds - article Journal of SoTL article - a study with accounting students
  7. 7. Have a go!
  8. 8. Concept Mapping For understanding and revision And waking up sleepy learners!
  9. 9. Concept mapping Inclusive teaching study by Andrea Chester et al ‘ A concept map is a visual representation of relationships between concepts. Concept maps can be used to represent the relationship between elements within a topic, relationships between topics in a course, or even courses in a program’
  10. 10. Why use concept maps?
  11. 11. Student responses ‘I found this experience very enlightening. I already had this software on my laptop from when I was in high school, but had never really seen the benefit of using it. I now see how useful it can be.’ ‘key concepts were able to be linked, rather than presented and learned as a list i was able to use one piece of information to prompt other information which i think will be great when under exam conditions, if i remember the basic map, i can use what i do remember to cue more information and fill in the blanks.’
  12. 12. HINT In lectures stop every 15 minutes and ask groups to create a concept map of the key concepts covered.
  13. 13. Check this one out Help video And one made with Screencast-o-matic
  14. 14. Apps for concept mapping iPad and iPhone APPS e.g. SimpleMind works on both Apple and Android Apps for Android Simplemind with video tutorial Online -
  15. 15. Have a go!
  16. 16. Feedback Please give us your feedback
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