Wordle: On Fridays at 11 am and 6 pm, the Texas Association of Gifted and Talented hosts #gtchat for 1 hour. These chats are based on a single GT related topic and are a great way to learn, gain resources, and connect with educators and parents. I created a Wordle from the tweets from two of the chats to use as a reflection or focal snapshot. It seems that when learning something new it is easy to get wrapped up in all the details and specifics of the new subject, and in doing so, sometimes one can lose sight of the purpose of the new learning. Creating this Wordle helped me to focus on the reason I spend two hours of my Friday on the chats...to be an effective educator for the gifted or highly able.
I think Wordle can be used in the classroom for a similar purpose. If students participate in a blog or post their learning products or reflections on a classroom forum, the teacher could copy/paste their posted text and some content text into a Wordle to use in closure activities such as reflective writing or assessment reviews to reinforce new learning.