Friday, July 24, 2009

Using Wordles To Make Kids Think

Jen Wagner (who I believe never sleeps) has created a group of very clever "brain stimulating" exercises that you can use with your students. They are created from Wordle, a site that allows you to convert text into various shapes. Here is Jen's description:

Guess The Wordle Level 1

Cost: $5.00

Guess the Wordle is a collection of Wordles which are randomly generated text images using specifially selected words and numbers. Each image imbodies a task. The task requires problem solving skills which range from basic knowledge and comprehension skills at level 1 , comprehension and classification skills in level 2, and highest levels of critical thinking in Blooms Taxonomy when they attempt to solve level 3 problems which require them to look beyond simple categories and classifications to a more specific answer.

Included in your purchase is:

52 Guess The Wordle Puzzles Level 1

1 PowerPoint presentation of GTW Level 1

1 PDF color print of GTW Level 1 (For use on bulletin boards/document cameras)

1 zipped file of GTW in jpeg format to transfer to your ipod/ipod touch

Instructions on how to transfer the files.

10% of all sales from GTW Book 1 Level 1 will be donated to the NECC NEWBIE 2010


After you payment is received, you will receive a link to download the files.

All wordles in this book were created by Jennifer Wagner and/or Kathy Shields.

We would like to thank for the generosity in allowing their images to be

licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

If you have any questions, please contact us at guess the wordle (at) gmail (dot) com

I truly believe that Jen and Kathy are literally giving this away for $5.00. I thought I would help them spread the word and help you to have these "brain teasers" handy when you want to have your students think in a brand new way!

P.S. I have not figured out today's Wordle!

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