So I want to tell you about wordle.net/create and how much I enjoy using it! I love how you can change the fonts and play with the colors. It is very user friendly, and your students will enjoy being creative in a way with words like you have never seen before. This is a unique experience, and I think you should assign it when ever new vocabulary seems appropriate. I would like to start a new club for students interested in ART! This wordle could create a design competition as inspiration for our new art club t-shirts. The t-shirt design competition art board from wordle could be photographed and promoted on a school website. Voting could inspire the competition for the best "t-shirt" design, and students could tally the votes. The winner will be awarded art supplies, & a grant should be written to promote the new ART CLUB for the school. Blogs could generate critiques that children write about the designs from wordle that they prefer and why they feel the way they do. Aesthetics is part of the critiques that will promote growth from a student who is developing their personal vision in art.
Another new web 2.0 tool I appreciate and will use in my classroom is tikatok.com ...... Because every child has a story and it is the very first writing APP that has background pages that implements color theory designed background pages. You can also allow for your students to read other students published pages on tikatok..... Kids can incorporate the majority rules voting/social studies goals & objectives for your state. By publishing your child's writing you are building their confidence, and the experience is priceless! The way you supplement positive experiences will only help the way they learn, and sharing this via the internet is the best way to provide 21st century learners a relationship with other students around the world. Well, why not? Thats what I want to do! Follow me on tikatok.com and my user name is becre8tivPerlman................ See ya soon!