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Friday, July 29, 2011


I'm taking part in the Edutopia New Teacher Bootcamp this summer, and one of our activities was to use Wordle. I decided to use my blog as a source of words, and look what I made!

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I think this is a neat tool to help students visualize poetry they're working on or see how they might be overusing words in a particular essay.  I know I hate it when I'm reading a book and the author chooses to use an unusual word multiple times in the same chapter; doing so lessens the impact of that word. I can also see this as part of a word, author, genre, or content area study.

What ideas do you have?

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