WORDLE

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Name of teaching resource

Wordle

Weblink (if web based)  

http://www.wordle.net

Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)

Grade 6 students

How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)

This Wordle will be displayed as posters around the classroom. They will be displayed at the beginning of the Australian Governament learning block. These posters will be there for kids to familiarise themselves with terms that will be used and discussed during that period.

Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?

Civics and citizenship component of Humanities and Social Sciences

Identify the strengths of this teaching resource

Easy to use, free program. Can choose different colours, fonts and layouts to make it more appealing for the targeted audience.

Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource

Biggest weakness I found was the inability to save the wordle. There are buttons to allow this but they wouldn’t work. This may have been my computer but after searching online using google and wordle’s frequent Q/A I found that it wasn’t an easy process. Also found that you couldn’t modify specific words in the wordle, it would randomize the whole thing.

Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource

I think wordle will be a great learning tool for any topic that is taught in class. The program is easy to use and as a result you get fun, interesting word clouds. The bright colours and fonts engage the children and allow them to visualise terms that they essentially need to know for the upcoming topic.

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