Using Wordle as a resource

15 Apr

Wordle: English words

A short post today about about a resource that has many uses in education:

http://www.wordle.net

It is so easy to use, you just enter your words and click then an image of your words appears that can be printed off as a poster or the link saved for future use. If you select the randomise tool after your words are displayed then it will offer you alternative images until you select the one you like.

Here’s some uses:

* a class names list of all your students for a display board
* a list of keywords for students to refer to when starting a topic
* an alternative wordsearch by adding other words in so the students have to choose which
words are correct
* ask the students to research a topic and create their own Wordle of key words

Below there’s a link to a slide show from Edudemic showing 45 other uses, have a look at their great ideas. I’m sure you’ll be able to integrate it into your sessions in no time.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XukNZcLxNos0n_RfXJQeDljS6LjdJXUpTTi96tJ5HTk/mobilepresent?pli=1#slide=id.i0

5 Responses to “Using Wordle as a resource”

  1. Teaching or Learning (@heutalogy) April 25, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    Have you tried Triptico? It offers a range of easy little tools to make formative assessment a little more interesting. I’ve used it in schools, and once you have groups set up, it is quite good fun, especially the random name generator.

    • theresamarriott April 25, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

      Thanks for the recommendation, I’m always looking for new ideas.

      • Teaching or Learning (@heutalogy) April 26, 2013 at 11:53 am #

        There is also Tarsia, which although focussed on mathematics, can be used to make fit-together puzzles for any subject. You put in a list of questions and correct answers, and it will print out a net. Example shapes include hexagons, process loops, sequence processes.

  2. Susi Andriani April 15, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    Reblogged this on Technology Scouting.

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