I love word clouds. Call me the epitome of "nerdiness," but there's something really fun about entering words in a computer and watching them take life in a word cloud.
So, today I want you to experiment with word clouds. You may either use Tagzedo or Wordle (unless you have another super-cool resource). Please follow these steps:
1. Decide on either Tagzedo or Wordle.
2. Brainstorm words that define your blog (be sure to include the title).
3. Enter those words and "voila" - enjoy your word cloud!
4. Save your word cloud in your student folder.
5. Print and turn in!
Next, after steps 1-5 are complete, you're ready to tackle "Copyright Scenarios." Get a copy of this from Mrs. Barrett. Once that's finished, turn in the handout.
Last, but certainly not least, REFLECT on today's activity by commenting here.. What did you learn? How are you beginning to grow in the area of technology? How was today challenging for you? Easy?
Once you've posted your comment, you're ready to work on your blog.
I totally get it! I mean, why in the world would a middle school teacher expect her students to blog? It's not like students know how to maneuver through the world of the Internet or anything.
You wouldn't believe how many people have told me middle school kids CANNOT and SHOULD NOT blog. This year, like last year and the year before, I anxiously anticipate the many ways my classes will prove the detractors wrong.
Before we get started, though, I need to hear from you. Please comment on this post by responding to these questions:
1. What ideas do you have for a blog?
2. What blogs have you visited today that interest you?
Please take the time to check out my blogging information, rubric, and tips!
Have fun and Happy Blogging!
Kimberly Barrett, NBCT, Bachelor of Arts of English, Murray State University, 1996, Master's Degree in English, MSU, 2004
Blessed to teach since 1996, I spend my days doing exactly what I've always wanted to do . . . TEACH. I'm married to the sweetest man alive, Tim, and we have two beautiful babies, Marlee Rose and Beau Wilson.