This afternoon during the technology smackdown at Teaching & Learning conference in Gaston, North Carolina Julian Scott Wilson reminded me about Read Write Think’s Word Mover iPad app. I wrote about the app last year, but until today I didn’t realize that it can also be used in your web browser.
Word Mover is designed to help students develop poems and short stories.
When students open Word Mover they are shown a selection of
words that they can drag onto a canvas to construct a poem or story.
Word Mover provides students with eight canvas backgrounds on which they
can construct their poems.
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could be a great tool for students to use to as a story or poem starter.
Word Mover reminds me a bit of those refrigerator magnets that were
popular for a while. You know, the ones that had individual words on
them that you dragged around to create funny sentences. The same idea
can be applied to Word Mover.