Last week’s Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week featured two good tools for creating custom word clouds. Throughout the week people have Tweeted suggestions about how to use word clouds with students. Here are three word cloud activities suggested by folks on Twitter.
1. SMS World Geography suggested the following:
@rmbyrne love this! “What is geography?” Beginning, middle & end of year:)
— SMS World Geography (@msgeography) July 28, 2016
2.Megan Hartigan shared that she used word clouds to show students how their understanding of mathematics vocabulary grew from September to June.
Last year I used Word Clouds so show students how their ideas and understanding of math grew from September to June. https://t.co/sDh7ePdxHw
— Megan Hartigan (@megan_hartigan) July 27, 2016
3. Jen Wagner chimed-in to remind me of her site Guess the Wordle. On Guess the Wordle Jen has posted a collection of word clouds that students look at and then guess what they are about. For example, on Guess the Wordle there is a set of word clouds featuring words that describe states in the United States. Based on the clues in the word cloud students have to guess which state the word cloud is about.