Teacher Review For Wordle

Powerful tool for creating vocabulary word clouds

Trisha S.
Classroom teacher
Central Middle School
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use wordles for many different activities within my classroom. I use it as a introductory activity where I place words for a new unit & then have student guess what the topic may be or discuss how many of the words they know. I use it to display results of surveys we take. I've used it as a quiz for students to share information about what they learned during a unit. We also use it to create displays for our hallways for spirit week, Red Ribbon Week & other causes throughout the year. Students have also used wordles as cover pages for projects they have turned in to other teachers.
My Take
Wordle is an incredibly simple website that creates very powerful, stunning visual displays. Projects can be very simple or get more complex depending upon the use of the advanced tools. I highly recommend using this project to engage students in vocabulary development & discussions.