Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Wordle can be a great tool for use in the classroom. It can be used for making signs such as the one above which would be posted on a bookshelf for the Dewey Range 400. Wordle can also be used to design motivational posters or posters with numerous ways of saying one word/phrase such as with synonyms or with other languages. Students can also use this tool to show them which words they have used most in their papers and perhaps help them in the revision process. Students can also use this tool to create cover pages for their projects or book covers for favorite books.
While attitude and behavior count in life, the job of a school is to get students to meet educational standards. Students should be held accountable for their behavior through classroom management, or another set of grades if necessary. Class grades should be based on whether the student met the goals that they needed to meet or not. This will ultimately make the job of the teacher easier, and provide students with a better education.