Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wordle


Have you thought about using Wordle as an assessment tool in your classroom? Wordle is a free web word cloud that can be used as a means of summarizing the content of an essay, a presentation, or any other type of student assignment. For example, the Wordle to the left is from this blog. This provides a very useful and interesting means of letting people know of the content of this blog. Notice the words library, science, fiction, books, and favorite are emphasized in this Wordle. Uses for Wordle in the classroom are unlimited and can include:
Capturing key points
Making revisions
Reflecting
Vocabulary introduction
Displays
Assessment

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