Teacher Review for Wordle

Excellent Visual Tool

Danielle D.
Classroom teacher
Robert H. Goddard MS 202
Ozone Park, United States
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My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Educators can use this product when you would like students to brainstorm words, characteristics of events, etc. Great visual tool for ELL, low literacy and special needs students. Must make sure you have JAVA downloaded before you start this lesson, if not it will be a headache for you and your students.
My Take
This product was a great source, another name for Wordle would be a Word Cloud, some words will be big while others are on a smaller scale. Students simply go to the website, no email or user name is needed. Students really enjoyed brainstorming words with their peers and then typing them into the program. When they have incorporated all of their words, characteristics, etc. they will be able to develop the Wordle. Students have the ability to personalize their Wordle by choosing different styles of fonts, font colors, background colors and layouts. Great for bullentin boards! Students wanted to make one in each unit. Only downfall is JAVA needs to be updated if not Wordle will not work. Also, to print the Wordle students must take a screenshot.