We are pleased to announce ARCALL free monthly activities. In order to become 21st century teachers we need to constantly update our ICT knowledge and it is much better to do this sharing and collaborating together.
We welcome you aboard!!!!
Below you will find the different tools we will explore during March.
March: Creating word clouds
What is a word cloud?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A tag cloud with terms related to Web 2.0
A tag cloud or word cloud (or weighted list in visual design) is a visual depiction of user-generated tags, or simply the word content of a site, typically used to describe the content of web sites. Tags are usually single words and are normally listed alphabetically, and the importance of a tag is shown with font size or color. Thus, both finding a tag by alphabet and by popularity are possible. The tags are usually hyperlinks that lead to a collection of items that are associated with a tag.
Many teachers are already using Word Clouds in their classroom. Let´s read about their wonderful ideas:
Using Word Magnets in the ESL classroom by Russell Stannard
Using WordSift in the ESL classroom by Russell Stannard
Are you using any of these tools in your classroom? How would you integrate these tools?
Our main idea is to discuss the pedagogical use of these tools.
Examples of Word Clouds in the ESL classroom
|http://tinyurl.com/yczywuv by Mariel Amez|