Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The right focus!
Tonight I was reading and clicking through some links and I ended up at Jonathon Wylie's Top 10 Wordle Lessons. You can find this resource here: http://www.classroom20.com/profiles/blogs/top-10-wordle-lessons?xg_source=activity. His blog peaked my interest so I decided to visit wordle.net and play for a bit. To see wordle in action I entered the product of the "One Class, One Paper..." project I did with my students, and a link to this blog. I spent some time looking at these wordle webs thinking about what they mean and how they might be used in the classroom. Both wordle webs are pictured in this entry.
I finished this little 2.0 experience with two thoughts. One, I should share this resource with a specific teacher in my district who I can see putting it to great use. What better way to promote using these technologies in our own districts than by sharing what we learn online? Two, I am very happy to see that the word "students", apparently the more a word is mentioned in the input the bigger and brighter it will be, was the predominant word on my blog's wordle web. I am very new to this blogging thing, but apparently I am getting one thing right and have not lost sight that students should always be our main focus.