Teacher Review for Wordle

Great Way to Summarize Classroom Thoughts

Diane M.
Media specialist/librarian
Bester Elementary School
Hagerstown, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts
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
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I love this website for so many reasons. It is a great way to show what students learned about something if done after the lesson, but can also be done as a pre-learning activity to see what students know before they start. This website is easy to use and can be used by anyone who can type. I have used this website with adults at a professional development activity to share opinions and used it with kindergarten as a whole class activity to record student feelings. All enjoyed it and wanted to use it again and again. Saving it so we could print it in color was not easy and made it a little harder to do with the younger students which is why I did it as a whole class activity.
My Take
I have used this as an introduction activity and as a final project. I like it because it is easy to use and does not require a lot of set-up. It is a visual way to represent making it easy for all to understand. One part I do not like is that I can not save within the program. Since the color printer is not available in the lab I had the students save the finished product and I then printed it. We saved the image with the right click and save as. This did make it a little tougher with the younger students.