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Countdown to Christmas
Pages and Files
What Child Is This?
Nov. 30, 2009
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Dec. 1, 2009
Deck the Halls
Dec. 2, 2009
He's Making A List, Checking It Twice . ..
Dec. 3, 2009
'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Dec. 4, 2009
Dec. 7th, 2009
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Dec. 8th, 2009
There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays
Dec. 9th, 2009
And What to My Wondering Eyes Should Appear
Dec. 10th, 2009
Letters to Santa
Dec. 11th, 2009
Naughty or Nice?
Dec. 14th, 2009
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Dec. 15th, 2009
Over the River and Through the Woods
Dec. 16th, 2009
12 Days of Christmas
Dec. 17th, 2009
With Every Christmas Card I Write
Dec. 21st, 2009
Mary Frazier, Integration Tech Specialist
A new page has been added for more wordles. Please add your new wordles on this page:
He's Making a List, Checking It Twice . . .
Santa is making his list a little differently this year. In 2009 it is in the form of a
, or a word cloud.
Did you make it on Santa's 'good' list this year?
When you arrive on the
click on CREATE. Where it says to Paste in a Bunch of Text, type in the names of your students. The more times a word is added to a wordle, the larger the word appears. Julie, Nancy, and Randy's names are the largest in this wordle because their names were added three times. Some of the other names were added twice with the smallest names only added once. Then click go and your word cloud will be created!
Now experiment with the font, layout, and colors. You really have several choices in how your wordle looks!
The best option you have for saving the wordle is to take a screen shot of it (Apple/Option/4). Other choices are to save it
as a PDF (File/Print/PDF) and/or save it to the gallery. In our district the gallery
is blocked so that really isn't an option. I don't like the way the wordle looks in a PDF so that's why I said taking a screen shot of it is the best option.
That's all really pretty cool, now try this. Go to Wordle again and create a new wordle. Instead of
in text, search for a primary source document, like the Declaration of Independence, copy the text, and paste it. Click on go. The words that are used the most are the largest. What is the theme of the Declaration of Independence?
Look under Language. You see several options: upper case, lower case, remove numbers, remove common foreign w
ords. But look at the very last item in the list. Show Word Count. You can see how many times each word was used in this document!
Use the tilde to keep words together in the wordle. Ex. United~States
After creating the wiki, choose Colors/Edit Custom Palette. Click on each of the 4 colors to choose from a great variety
Have students type their words in Pages and save the document. Then copy/paste the list into Wordle. In Pages students will be able to do a spell check AND they'll have a copy of their words just in case Wordle doesn't work correctly. Occasionally when making a wordle you get a cup of Java instead of a Wordle! Ugh, so just in case that happens you'll have a copy of the text in another application.
Instructions for Making Wordle Safe in the Classroom
These instructions are for the systems administrator so that the gallery is blocked so students will not be exposed to inappropriate wordles.
has a video tutorial of wordle on his blog. Be sure to read the comments as several teachers have responded with ideas on using wordle in the classroom.
Novel. Have students create a wordle on the novel they are reading. Name the main characters, the setting, the theme, an event, the author, etc.
Guess the Wordle
by Jenuinetech. This is one of my favorites!
Jen has made a wordle for each day.
Monday's Wordle will be easy. All the words will have ONE thing in common. Wednesday's Wordle will be a bit more complex. All the words will have TWO things in common. Friday's Wordle will be the most difficult. All the words will have THREE things in common.
Tuesday's Wordle will be the date of a famous event in world history. Thursday's Wordle will be the title of a book, poem, song, fable, etc.
- Tech & Learning Blog - there are many comments from teach
ers near the bottom of this blog full of great ideas!
Introduce a Unit. When introducing a new unit, show a wordle with key words on the topic. The wordle can be a springboard to find out prior knowledge on the topic. Or have the students create a wordle on the topic you're getti
ng ready to study to check their prior knowledge.
Ideas to Inspire
- 43 Interesting Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom
Take a Look at Some Historic American Rhetoric
Inaugural Addresses Comparisons
. Great visualizations of the Pr
Obama's STEM Speech (created by fsinfo on Plurk)
Spelling Lists - Change it up a little and give the students a word cloud instead of a spelling list!
Skills Workshop Blog
several creative ideas for usin
A Really Useful Wordle Trick
- this is great!
Wordle in Education
- More great ideas!
YouTube Video on Wordle in the Classroom
Another Word Cloud Tool:
Oh, you're going to like this one! Very simple to use! This connects to Visual Thesaurus which is great for help with understanding word meaning. It also connects with Images and videos which might be inappropriate. With a filter, hopefully they won't be too bad. Just give it a try before you use it with students.
I Have A Dream
Add your examples of wordles here! Put the title or description in the caption.
Famous Couples - Can you match them?
Gwen Bartlett - The Night Before Christmas - Clement C. Moore
Summer 2009 Technology Workshop with Cyndi at KSU
Rachel Osterhaus, KSU "My Passion"
Aman da Brummer, KSU, Christmas, DED 318
Danielle Winkler, DED318, KSU
lyrics to "Jingle Bells" - Kelly Hemeyer, Kansas State University
Amber Young-K SU-Lyrics to "Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer"
Emily Gehrt, KSU
Monica Holthaus, KSU Lyrics to Stanta Claus is Comin' to Town.Tamra Mueller-K-State
Kayln Hoppe, KSU
Aubrie Adams, KSU, DED 318 "Joy to the World"
Insert Images and Files
Aubrie Adams, KSU, DED 318 "Joy to the World"
Jenny Deneault KSU
Suzanne Cocke KSU
Jillian Skach, KSU DED 318 *Christmas One Below*
Paige Savage, KSU, DED318, Silent Night lyrics
Alex Hirbe DED318
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"