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It’s Not Word Bling: 7 Interesting Ways You Can Play With Word Clouds

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We, the denizens of the Web, who live and work here also call them as tag clouds. Call them “word clouds” or “tag clouds” – they are visualization tools that helps your brain process information in a rather unique way.

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I will be looking at many of these activities to do with my class

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Marilyn Stoner's curator insight, September 8, 2013 11:09 AM

Many ways to add to your presentations and writing.

Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, September 12, 2013 6:17 AM
I particularly liked the idea of the writing activity. Thanks.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 12, 2013 6:17 AM

Some useful ideas for using word clouds in class.

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It’s Not Word Bling: 7 Interesting Ways You Can Play With Word Clouds

It’s Not Word Bling: 7 Interesting Ways You Can Play With Word Clouds | ICT in education | Scoop.it
We, the denizens of the Web, who live and work here also call them as tag clouds. Call them “word clouds” or “tag clouds” – they are visualization tools that helps your brain process information in a rather unique way.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Dennis T OConnor
Jane Logan's insight:

I will be looking at many of these activities to do with my class

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Marilyn Stoner's curator insight, September 8, 2013 11:09 AM

Many ways to add to your presentations and writing.

Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, September 12, 2013 6:17 AM
I particularly liked the idea of the writing activity. Thanks.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 12, 2013 6:17 AM

Some useful ideas for using word clouds in class.

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5 Great under 6 minutes TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Great under 6 minutes TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ICT in education | Scoop.it

It's being a month now since the last list I shared with you here in this blog featuring a set of important TED Talks to watch this summer. Today, I am adding more talks from TED but this time the clips are only six minutes or less long. As short as they are, these talks are a great source of inspiration for all teachers and embed such an enlightening insight that your professional growth will definitely benefit from them. Have a look and let us know what you think of them. enjoy.


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Have not watched all talks yet but definitely worth a look. TEDtalks usually deliver!

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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

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After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.


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Interesting article about involving the students in their own education, what a concept!

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Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:27 PM

Just as speaking is the outcome of listening, so writing is the outcome of reading, not the other way round. Listening to the student should also include "listening" to their writing. ie., analyse what they are saying and how they are doing it.  When students evaluate their own work, the teacher should listen and guide them to ways of improving it, whether it be punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, or word or subject knowledge.  This is how we bring students on board and empower them to learn. 

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 PM

Listening to students has two aspects; listening to what they say orally, and 'listening' to their writing which is only another way of talking, only through a code. Just as learning to speak is tied closely to listening to what is said and being exposed to words that help one to think better, so writing is the same  and relies on reading "or listening" to what others say and how they say it to express clear meaning. The two subjects, reading and writing, are closlely intertwined yet we compartmentalize them in the literacy curriculum. An example of adults thinking they know what is best for children.  

Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:53 AM

The 21st-Century Digital Learner