“Cool Tools for 21st Century Projects – Elementary INFOhio’s 21st Century Learning Commons Essential Thing 11”
What is Wordle “Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.”
Try making a Wordle www.wordle.net Create your text, then click Go
You can change fonts, layout design, even colors, including creating a custom palette
Saving Wordles to use later • To save a wordle as an image that you can use later follow these steps • Press print screen on the keyboard. • Go to MS Paint (Under Accessories); click edit and then paste. Your wordle will appear on the screen. • Use the cropping tool to select the part of the word cloud that you wish to save. • Save as a jpg file ready to use OR copy into a software program like Word, Publisher or Powerpoint.
Saving a Wordle • “Save to gallery” will save your Wordle to public gallery .
Wordle Hints • Retype the words that you want to emphasize 2 or 3 times to make them stand out • Use a ~ between words to group words together such as trick~or~treat • You can customize the color palette under the color choices, to make the background and lettering your choices. • Choose your font under font choices • Under layout, you can determine the maximum word usage
Sample Wordles Fifth grade students worked on a research project about 1 of 3 species – Bats, Owls, or Spiders. Students worked in groups of 4-5 researching one of the three topics. They used INFOhio resources including EBSCO Animals and World Book to answer a series of questions and fill in a graphic organizer. Based on the information, they created a list of words describing the topic, typed the list and placed it on the wordle site. The wordle was saved, copied into Publisher and photos were added
Sample Wordles Sa Research Project on Owls, Bats, or Spiders – 5th Grade
On INFOhio page, choose Resources for Grades K-5, then choose Biography Reference Bank, enter the name of the composer in the search box, and view the results.
Sample Wordles 4th grade - Instruments
Poetry (word poems, analysis, etc.) State/country reports Reflections Creating a memory Review a historical document Spelling lists Vocabulary Convert a sonnet, play or even children’s book into wordle Analyzing famous speeches List of class rules Characters in a book Ways to say things differently Art reflections (place the wordle on a piece of art Summary of political speech Uses for Wordle
Who Am I? (historical features or even student biographies Today in History Song lyrics Nutrition – diet/content Results of a search query Keywords to use for a search query Essays into wordles To Do Lists Survey results News articles with main points Minutes of a meeting Brainstorming Guessing games Tell me about Art projects such as t-shirt designs, mugs, etc. More Wordle uses
Glogster Glogster is an interactive online poster site where users can add links, photos, stickers, text, sound, music, animation and more to a page.
Poetry (word poems, analysis, etc.) Create an interactive tale or country reports Reflections Creating a memory Review a historical document with links to videos and more Convert a sonnet, play or even children’s book into a visual scrapbook Create a “Choose Your Own Adventure” graphic novel. Make a personal portfolio Make a clickable diagram of a concept or model Create a visual glossary Write an interactive book review Make a e-poster for your favorite author or book Uses for Glogster
Try using Glogster www.glogster.net
Who Am I? (historical features or even student biographies Today in History with links to videos, websites, music Song lyrics Invent a game or puzzle with videos, images, sound and text elements requiring players to interact to move Make a talking storybook using narration and sound effects attached to pages and images. News articles with main points Create an interactive exhibit of an event or era with pictures, videos and links to primary sources. Guessing games with links to videos, sounds, etc. with the answers Tell me about More Glogster uses
How to Use Glogster • Go to glogster.com. Register or just click on the button “Try to Create your own” • Make a e-poster for an author you love, or a book that you think someone would like to read. It may be fiction or non-fiction. (or any topic that you would like) • You can choose from different backgrounds and images provided. You can upload your own pics, music and video clips to use too. • Add some links. Add frames to your pics. Change your colours. Add graphics using the ones available on Glogster. Add a Youtube video.
Saving a Glogster • . How to share my Glog? • Sharing your Glog is easy – there several ways of sharing it online. You can either: • The easiest way to promote your Glog is using the +SHARE GLOG function. It lets you send the Glog to your profile at any of the major social websites, like MySpace or Facebook • Click "Embed into your page" below the Glog to show it on your website – the size of the Glog is preserved, so this is a useful opportunity for example for teachers • Click the “Send to friends” button below the Glog. Preview of the Glog will be included. • Spread the word about your Glog by inviting a friend from your Glogster profile. • If a Glog is Private, only its creator can share it. • How to print a Glog or view it Full Screen? • Right-click the Glog and select Print or Full Screen.
Saving Glogster • To save a glogster as an image that you can use later follow these steps • Press print screen on the keyboard. • Go to MS Paint (Under Accessories); click edit and then paste. Your glogster will appear on the screen. • Use the cropping tool to select the part of the word cloud that you wish to save. • Save as a jpg file ready to use OR copy into a software program like Word, Publisher or Powerpoint. ***Sometimes you can only save half of the Glogster so you may have to repeat the step and paste the two parts together