29 December, 2009
I’ve been using wordle with my class this term for our class assembly.
It is a program which creates word clouds for text entered into the program. You can copy and paste text in, or type text in directly to the program. I find typing into word and then saving the list a better option as the program crashed a couple of times when being used on our school network.
Primary Pete @primarypete_ has created this video tutorial on how to use wordle.
I liked the program as I feel it highlights the design element of using IT in class. I like the idea of children selecting carefully their typeface/fonts that they work with for different projects and purposes.
Tom Barrett’s site edte.ch.blog has this interesting ways to use presentation created on it.
And Ann Carnevale has ideas about how to use it in class also on her blog. http://anncarnevale.edublogs.org/2009/09/23/website-wednesday/
Finally, here are the examples from my class’s blog page of the wordles we created about our favourite foods.