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4 months ago….
Just wanted to give you notice that I will be giving a workshop at the JALT CALL 2010. (Thats the Japan Association of Language Teachers Computer Assisted Language Learning conference in case you don’t live in Japan)
The title of this workshop is devoted to one internet tool Wordle, created by Johnathan Feinberg. I am offering this here make teachers in Japan aware of its potential. We will create some word clouds in the lab and group brainstorm ideas on applying them in the classroom.
You too can witness the action because I am presenting this via Google Docs Presentation software, which can allow users to see the presentation online!
here is the link to the presentation.
I will be giving this on Sunday, May 30th at from 9:30 am to 11 am Japan time. I look forward to your participation.
I found one interesting website which uses word frequencies to create word clouds, that is http://www.wordle.net created by Johnathan Feinberg. I created these clouds from one of my high school’s Oral Communication textbook and made a giant print for that schools faculty art exhibition. This seems like a more visually pleasing way to present word frequencies to students in contrast with ranked frequency lists. I am curious about how other teachers would use this material in their classrooms.
If you go to the site, you have the option of uploading a text and creating a composition. Also you can also use links to get material directly from the internet, and you can also gather tags from a del.ici.ous user. Give it a try and see for yourself.