Teacher Review for Wordle

Great discussion starter.

Shawn B.
Technology coordinator
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My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Teacher-led lessons
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
My favorite use of Wordle is to test students' prior knowledge on a topic. I create a simbple online survey and ask them to submit three words describing the topic. I copy/paste all the submitted words into the Wordle text box and press the Create button. Instantly, the cloud of appears with the most commonly used words being the largest. It works great to start a discussion, assess student understanding, and redirect any misconceptions.
My Take
Wordle itself is a very basic word cloud creation tool. The power of Wordle comes from the amazing ways teachers have found to integrate the tool into their lessons. The best part is the learning curve is very short and shallow.