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Technology Advocate Presentation Wordle


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FRIT 7232 - Technology Advocate Presentation

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Technology Advocate Presentation Wordle

  1. 1. WORDLE   Online software tool for generating ‘’word clouds’’ from text that you provide.  Clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.  Customize clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.  Images are yours to use however you wish.  Images can be printed or saved to the Wordle gallery to share with others.
  2. 2. NETS - Students National Educational Technology Standards 1. Creativity and Innovation  Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.  a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes  b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression  c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues  d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities
  3. 3. NETS - Teachers National Educational Technology Standards 1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity  Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments.  a. Promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness
  4. 4. “All About Me” Pieces --- Students can write “All About  Me” pieces to introduce themselves at the beginning of the year. Introduction --- Students can list things about  themselves as an introduction to the class and teacher… Favorites, Family, Words to Describe Him or Her, Hobbies, etc. Personal Experience with Wordle Classmate Attributes --- Students will write their name  on a piece of paper and pass it around to each of their classmates. Each classmates will write a positive attribute on the paper to describe the student. After writing the information, the student can create a word cloud of the information. This activity can help to boost a student’s self-esteem and confidence in the classroom.
  5. 5.  Spelling / Phonics List --- Teachers can provide a phonics or spelling list to their students in a new and innovative way.  Vocabulary Personal Experience with Wordle --- Students can have a vocabulary list that goes along with a story.  Character Analysis --- Students can create a list of character traits to describe a character from a story.
  6. 6.  Parts of Speech --- Students can create a list of nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc to show what they have learned.  Synonyms/ Antonyms --- Students can create word Personal Experience with Wordle clouds that associate a given words with various synonyms or antonyms.  Wordle / Picture Walk --- Similar to a picture walk, students can find words in a story they believe to be important or create predictions by looking at the pictures and words.
  7. 7.  Graphing / Classroom Polls --- Using topics that Personal Experience with Wordle students are familiar with (birthday month, favorite color, etc.) students can discuss which events happen more likely or which event is most popular. Students will be able to distinguish which events are the most popular by the size of the font.
  8. 8.  State Reports --- States can create word clouds based on state facts.  States of Matter --- States can create Personal Experience with Wordle word clouds based on the three states of matter. One could be about solids, another about liquids, and one other about gases.
  9. 9.  Making Gifts --- Due to being able to Personal Experience with Wordle print word clouds, students can create gifts for friends and family. * Mother’s Day * Father’s Day * Valentine’s Day * Birthday * Christmas * Weddings
  10. 10. References to Articles  Gorman, M. (2013, March). Word clouds…125 ways…and counting…to use wordle in the classroom. Retrieved from  Huisman, R., Miller, W. & Trinoskey, J. (2011). We’ve wordled, have you?. College and Research Libraries News. 72 (9). 522526. Retrieved from  Wisemar. (n.d.). Wordle for teachers and students. Retrieved from