Word Clouds Wordle and beyond……

I have been introduced to word clouds a number of times over the past few years and never really felt that they had much relevance to the classroom situation, other then a pretty decoration of Key words on the classroom wall. However when I went beyond the basic copy page and see the words you get model Word Clouds opened up an amazing resource for self reflection and self directed learning. For my third and sixth year students in relation to their reports and the strategies they must implement now to succeed. For the students that were struggling in school, a word cloud based on their behavior report gave a powerful message of what exactly was going wrong and right. Some of my sixth years have even started to use them a means of revision, taking their own notes and creating a word cloud to highlight key terms before creating a mind map around these key points. An active self directed study pattern has begun and seems to be working!!!!!!!

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