Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What's in a Word?

Wordle: holesAnother word cloud powered by Wordle this offers the same concept but with a bit less in the option department.  The more a certain word is entered, the larger it is in your cloud.  Students could easily use this as an icebreaker activity.  The teacher could then save this cloud and have students repeat the activity at the end of the year.  It would be interesting to compare the two.  At a training I attended, the speaker told of cut and pasting the first chapter of the current novel you were planning to read aloud into the word cloud.  Then, students could discuss and predict what they believed the main idea or theme to be.