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What is this?
What is a Word Cloud? Visual representation of frequency of user generated words in a text. Tag Cloud (web design) Weighted List (visual design)
What is a Word Cloud? Picture of a text Words appearing most often – larger Words appearing less frequently - smaller
What is a Word Cloud? …analytical look at who we are and what we write [and read] ~Michael Gorman~
What is Wordle? Program that creates word clouds based on frequency of words in a text. Easy to use Fun for both students and teacher
What is Wordle? For students use the following URL
How Does Wordle Work? Demonstration Think of one or more word or phrase that sums up how you feel about using technology
Word Clouds Eng/LA Introduce new vocabulary Synonyms/Antonyms Predicting – use for all subject areas and grade levels Improve Essay Writing Study authors diction and word choice Character studies/analysis Compare history w. historical fiction
Word Clouds – Eng/LA (cont.) List of frequently misspelled words Compare/contrast – use for all subject areas and grade levels Summarize lesson – use for all subject areas and grade levels
World Clouds – History/SS Introduce new vocabulary Preview a historically important speech before reading/listeningPreview a historically important speech People, ideas, events of a period in history Geography What it means to be: Report on a state
Word Clouds - Science Introduce new vocabulary Biology – plants of genus or species Anatomy – i.e. bones of hand Geology – types of rocks Report – animal research project based on phyla
Word Clouds – Foreign Language Introduce new vocabulary Guess fairy tale Collect words that contain the same sounds – also be use in LA
Word Clouds - Art Introduce new vocabulary Share characteristics of an period or artistic technique Art history – artist and his works Overlay student reflections on a piece of art (Special effect)Overlay student reflections
Word Clouds - Math Introduce new vocabulary Problem of the week Math investigations – different ways to solve a problem Equations and inequalities as review or post assessment
Word Clouds – Math (cont.) Distributive properties – students write own problem Note: Special characters and symbols used for advanced mathematical operations as well as many keyboard symbols are not compatible with Wordle.
Word Clouds - Music Introduce new vocabulary Music history – composer and works Characteristics of a particular musical period Music of a historical period & how works represent it Instrument families
Word Clouds – Health/Phys. Ed. Introduce new vocabulary Introduce rules of game/sport Health – keep food chart, create word cloud and compare to Food Pyramid
Word Clouds – Misc. Grading criteria Create class rules Character education Gifts and fund raisers Employability skills – career jobs
Special Effects Overlay a word cloud over clip artOverlay
Adding Special Effects Use a graphics program that allows the creation of layers Paint Shop Pro Photo Shop Bottom layer is photo or clip art Top layer is word cloud
Final Word Caution: Using Wordle is addictive! I can back off my blogging, turn down my Tweeting, and even wrap up my wiki, but I cant wane my Wordling! ~Michael Gorman~
Sue Martin Mahoning Unlimited Classroom
A page of Brave New Word shows Huxleys word choice and conveys some of his feelings about the topic.
Gifts and Fund Raisers Use a screen capture program and one of the programs below to create pictures, posters, mouse pads, magnets, mugs, etc.