Seen these around? They’re word clouds and have been circulating digitally and in print over the past few years. What appears to be a technical and time consuming task is more easy than you think (like paste a bunch of words in a text box and click the word “Go” kind of easy).
Wordle’s one downfall – - You can’t “save” your word cloud as an image. Once it’s generated, you have the option to print it or add it to Wordle’s gallery. BUT, here’s the “workaround” …take a screenshot of your wordle (using either your PrtScn key or Snagit
Many of us (educators) have turned to TedTalks to supplement our lessons with media rich content. In case you’re new to Ted.com and their axiom “Ideas worth spreading”, TedTalks is a free online video collection of inspirational, informative, and sometimes comedic speeches from inspiring voices around the globe.
The next stop in the evolution of Ted.com has led us to Ted-Ed ”Lessons Worth Sharing”. Building off the TedTalks premise, Ted-Ed pairs an educator with an animator and together they turn a TedTalk into an interactive and engaging lesson. Once the lessons are developed and posted, anyone has the option to “flip” the lesson, that is, customize it to meet the needs of your learners.
A great example is How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries
If you haven’t nosed around Pinterest, you should. While people (myself included) primarily use it to obsessively curate images for DIY projects, home design, fashion, and the garden, there is increasing value for its use in the classroom, both higher education and K-12.