As I begin planning for the upcoming school year, I've been playing around with Wordle and thinking of ways to use it in the classroom. Wordle is a free online tool that generates word clouds from the text you provide. You can then edit the layout, font, and color scheme. My first attempt is below. I may send this as a welcoming postcard to give my student a sneak peek at the year to come.
Other ways to use Wordle in the classroom:
1. Welcome sign using student names
2. Classroom rules or mission statement
3. Important vocabulary from a unit of study (science or social studies)
4. Words, phrases to describe the main idea of a book or character attributes
The possibilities are endless.