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A Class Project Using Etherpad & Wordle

  1. 1. The Flavor of My Class a presentation by Nina Peery created for TCEA June 2009
  2. 2. A Project Using •Etherpad http://www.etherpad.com •Wordle http://www.wordle.net •Blockposters http://www.blockposters.com
  3. 3. “The Flavor of My Class” resulting Wordles
  4. 4. Step 1: Create Your Survey TCEA Survey Type in: ! Area~7~TCEA Type in the name of your operating system: ! Mac ! Windows ! Linux Type in the name of your browser: ! Internet~Explorer ! Safari! ! Firefox ! Chrome ! Opera Type in the name of your school district: Type in the grade or subject you teach: Indicate if you use twitter: ! Yes~twitter ! No~twitter
  5. 5. Step 2: Create An EtherPad Document In the address window, type http://www.etherpad.com
  6. 6. Step 3: Create Your Wordle In the address window, type http://www.wordle.net
  7. 7. Step 4: Create A Poster In order to create a poster of your wordle using blockposters, your wordle must be in jpeg or gif format. On a PC, you can use printscreen and paste the screen capture in Paint. Select and cut the wordle. Paste the wordle in a new drawing and save. Choose a jpeg or gif format from the save menu.
  8. 8. Useful Tips... or things I learned the hard way When creating the pad, provide your own unique name that is meaningful to the student; www.etherpad.com/myproject is easier for a student to type in than www.etherpad.com/hi6r4Kpn. If students are taking turns on a computer, have them strike the enter key before they begin typing. You can monitor student response on the pad from your own computer. Some students cannot resist the temptation to type something other than what is required! Before creating the Wordle, have students who have completed the survey help you identify misspelled words, and make all corrections from your computer before copying and pasting the text in to Wordle.
  9. 9. Useful Tips Continued... Be prepared to X out of Wordle quickly. The program is not monitored and an inappropriate wordle may appear on the screen you pull up. In Wordle, use the tilde ~ character to connect answers that have more than one word. If you have class time available after the Wordle is completed, allow students to change the layout, font, and color from the computer attached to the projector. You will not be able to save the wordle on your computer, but you will be able to print it. If you print it as a pdf, you will be able to save that file to your computer. You can also capture the screen using jing or the print screen key and save it to your computer.
  10. 10. Suggested Uses for Etherpad http://www.ideastoinspire.co.uk/etherpad.htm Suggested Uses for Wordle http://www.slideshare.net/JenniferW/wordle-ideas http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/columnists/dyck/dyck030.shtml http://www.slideshare.net/digitalmaverick/how-to-use-wordle- presentation Be sure to check out the Forum and FAQ pages of Wordle for other great ways to use the program.
  11. 11. Contact Me: email: peeryn@woisd.net Keystrokes blog: http://computertime.wonecks.net It’s a Jungle in Here blog: http://jungle.wonecks.net Choo Choo Choose to Move blog: http://peeryn.wonecks.net
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