Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tool #5- Producing with the Web

Wordle: Untitled

The above is a Wordle.  It allows students to create word clouds that use high frequency words.  It familiarizes students with new vocabulary related to a specific topic.

I intend to use blogging as a current events forum.  This fall I am going to find current events-such as the presidential election-and have students respond to outcomes.  The Supreme Court is ruling on Texas' Top 10% admissions policy.  This is something that could have a direct impact on our students.  It will help them keep up to date with what is happening in the world and allows them to formulate educated, informed opinions on topics such as elections, gay marriages, amnesty.

1 comment:

  1. I like the idea of having student blog around current events. I wonder if students are aware that each day holds the potential of one day being a part of history books. Blogging, particularly the potential for returning to those posts and reviewing them in light of new information, is a great way to help student-historians avoid neglecting the recent past.