iPad Equivalent UPADTE!!! Try Word Collage by going to our tutorial page HERE
Word Collage is the iPad equivalent of the incredible website Wordle. For those of you who have never experienced Wordle in the classroom, it is incredible. Take any amount of text, copy it, paste it into the text box, and press "GO". What comes next is the best part. After the app (or if you're using Wordle, the website) loads, you have a collage of the most common words that were used in the text provided. But wait, there's more! If you want to analyze an entire webpage, simply paste in the link where there is an option to do so and it will return a collage of the entire page's common words. For more information, view our tutorial below or email us HERE and we will be happy to help.
Are you tired of boring collages and student posters? Give Wordle a try!
It's a funny name, but someone has to have it! With Wordle.net, you can input text from student projects and get a randomized collage of words and numbers that will amaze you and your students. Use this wite to find a common theme of responses and have students create a wordle to determine the key components of an article. If you're looking for a way to add some technology "kick" to your interactive lesson, this site is certainly the one. Just follow the steps below to get a powerful lesson with Wordle in no time at all.
How to have students integrate Wordle into your technology lesson
- Visit a website, journal, or online article that relates to the content that you are currently teaching.
- Have the students select a relevant piece of content within the article that would reflect the understanding of the concept.
- Once the content has been chosen, have the students highlight the text that they want. To do this, have them left click and hold, dragging the mouse from the top of the relevant information to the bottom of the relevant information. Once the desired content is highlighted, have the students hold the control button (CTRL) and press C. This will copy the text that is desired.
- In another window (browser), have the students go to http:www.wordle.net
- At this site, there will be a few options. Along the top of the page, there is a place to "Create" your own wordle. Have the students click on this link.
- On the screen will be a box to input data. Have your students left click anywhere in the box to activate it.
- Have the students hold the control button (CTRL) and press V. This will paste the highlighted data from the article that they had found online.
- When finished, press "Go" and it will create a Wordle, or a word collage, of the article. The words that show up largest are the ones most spoken about. It is an incredible tool to play with and valuable for summarizing a story or pulling the important facts from an article. Give it a try!