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1 What is this?

2 What is a Word Cloud? Visual representation of frequency of user generated words in a text. Tag Cloud (web design) Weighted List (visual design)

3 What is a Word Cloud? Picture of a text Words appearing most often – larger Words appearing less frequently - smaller

4 What is a Word Cloud? …analytical look at who we are and what we write [and read] ~Michael Gorman~

5 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

6 What is Wordle? For students use the following URL

7 How Does Wordle Work? Demonstration Think of one or more word or phrase that sums up how you feel about using technology

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 Word Clouds – Foreign Language Introduce new vocabulary Guess fairy tale Collect words that contain the same sounds – also be use in LA

13 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

14 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

15 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.

16 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

17 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

18 Word Clouds – Misc. Grading criteria Create class rules Character education Gifts and fund raisers Employability skills – career jobs

19 Special Effects Overlay a word cloud over clip artOverlay

20 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

21 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~

22 Sue Martin Mahoning Unlimited Classroom

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25 A page of Brave New Word shows Huxleys word choice and conveys some of his feelings about the topic.

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27 Gifts and Fund Raisers Use a screen capture program and one of the programs below to create pictures, posters, mouse pads, magnets, mugs, etc.

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