While wordle is an amazing and creative addition to a presentation, I have trouble seeking the educational value of this site. A couple months ago, I wanted to see what all the hype was about. I made myself a wordle to display the conjunctions in French. I quickly realized that I could only print a 8.5x11 sized sheet of paper showing my nice artistic diagram and that this small sized paper would not look big enough for my classroom walls. I would then show the students my image on the screen and have them ooohhh and ahhhh for a couple of minutes but then it would be out of sight, out of mind.
The incredibly cool thing about this site, is that you can mould your words into objects/pictures. I think it is a cool concept but have lots of trouble assessing how it could be used other than an attractive presentation piece. I encourage any reader to help me out with ideas as to how we might use wordle in the classroom!
|My conjunctions wordle|