Saturday, September 12, 2009
In October I will be speaking to high school math teachers about teaching reading and vocabulary in math. I want to leave them with all the practical strategies I can so I was surfing the net to see what's new. I found a site that was new to me but maybe not to you. Are you familiar with a Wordle? I wasn't or at least I didn't call it that.
At this site you can just play with vocabulary words. It's a free site which is nice too. All you do (this is so easy) is type in the vocab words you want to learn. You can vary the font and the color. The program will arrange the words in various random ways until you find an arrangement you really like. Then you can print it and save it.
This artistic, fun creation is only step one of learning the words but it is a fun place to start.
It doesn't have to be school oriented. I just made a birthday care for my friend, Karen, using this program. Have fun with it, and if you or your child are in school, you just might use it with spelling and vocab words too.