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EDGE Institute 2014 Word Clouds Cyndy Olson. Agenda Domain and Guiding Questions Objectives and Success Criteria Wordle – Student Sample – Demonstration.

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1 EDGE Institute 2014 Word Clouds Cyndy Olson

2 Agenda Domain and Guiding Questions Objectives and Success Criteria Wordle – Student Sample – Demonstration – Practice Tagxedo – Student Sample – Demonstration – Practice Continuing Support

3 Session Domain and Guiding Question(s) Domain – Student Engagement Guiding Questions – What strategies help students take ownership and independence in their own learning? – Can creative, graphic visual aids help students connect to their own writing and thinking in a different way?

4 Session Objectives and Success Criteria Objective – Teachers will be able to use Wordle and Tagxedo to create visual displays of student writing samples. Success Criteria – I will be able to: access both websites and create a visual word display. change the word displays orientation, color, font, style, etc. to fit my needs/wants. find/think of one way I could use these websites with my students next year.

5 Sample of Student Work: Wordle A 6 th grade student shared poll results with their peers using Wordle. (Poll question was in regards to emotions about ‘moving-up’ to middle school.)

6 Wordle

7 Your Turn with Wordle Go to website: Click on ‘Create’ your own.’ – Type in words (remember the more you type the same word the bigger it will be) or copy and paste in a document you already have on your computer (good for discussing theme). – Make adjustments: Language, Font, Layout, Color or Randomize Printing? – Print to OneNote, pdf, Smart Notebook

8 Sample of Student Work: Tagxedo Tagxedo: A student used this visual to quickly show a few ‘big ideas’ about Neil Armstrong's life with classmates during a presentation.

9 Tagxedo

10 Your turn with Tagxedo Go to website: Click on ‘Load’. – Type in text or browse for the document to upload. – Make adjustments: Color, Theme (L), Font (L), Orientation (L), Layout, All, Shape, Add a new shape Printing? – Print to OneNote, pdf, Smart Notebook

11 Continuing Support (edit as necessary) Call or the Customer Support Center. – Extension 7030 – to CSC Check out the Help Center in Staff Link.Help Center Watch a tutorial through Atomic Learning


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