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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

What is a word cloud and how can word clouds enhance instruction?

What is a word cloud?

A word word cloud or word collage is an artful display of words that are contained in a narrative. The words most often used  occupy the largest amount of area or space.

For a more elaborate explanation of a word cloud click here or on the link below:

How can word clouds enhance instruction?
  • to brain storm a topic or create a discussion either inside the class or online
  • to teach vocabulary
  • to promote reading comprehension
  • to highlight important ideas from a  discussion or a video content
  • to motivate students about a new topic to be learned
  • to enable  students to demonstrate their understanding of a concept or complex idea
  • to share student expectations about a topic or classroom behavior
  • to build classroom  community by placing the names of all the students in a class with a word cloud

On the next blogpost we will begin our discussion of the word cloud web tool, Word It Out.

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