Monday, July 2, 2012

Guest blogger: Natalie from Teachery Tidbits!

So I'm gettin tanned (hopefully) and drinking tasty things with umbrellas (definitely). But never fear- Natalie from Teachery Tidbits has stepped in to do a guest post about some great resources that you definitely want to know about for your classroom. I think my favorite is Wordle, and I'm completely hooked on my word cloud that Natalie made for me. Keep reading to find out how to make your own!


Hey yall! Natalie here from Teachery Tidbits :)


When Chrissy said that she needed some guests, I jumped at the chance! I love being able to share some ideas and freebies with a new audience :)

Today, I wanted to share some awesome new websites that I have come across lately. I hope that you guys will find them useful in your classroom!

First up is Wordle. Ever heard of it?

Wordle in this awesome website that creates word clouds. What I like most about this site is that you can type in any url and it will make a word cloud from that site! You can also type in words, and it will put them together for you.

Here is the one that was made from my blog...



Awesome right? Apparently, I use the word 'yall' waaaaay too much :) It also looks like I am obsessed with lunch...ha! But that is actually because my last guest blogger talked about lunch choices. I am also pretty stoked that the word 'freebie' is so prevalent :)

Here is the one that was made from Chrissy's blog...


Look at her dominant words: love, kids, read, book...

Can you tell the Chrissy is an amazing teacher???

This website is so much fun to play around with. You can customize the word clouds by changing the font, colors, and direction of the words.

How can you use this website in your classroom? Here are some ways that I envision using this with my littles...

*Spelling words
*Adjectives
*Characteristics of historical figures
*Gifts (for students OR parents)
*Classroom decor

There are soo many other ways to use this cool resource!

The next website I wanted to share with you is Class Tools.

This website lets you create your own games, quizzes, activites, and diagrams. It has tons of templates to choose from! You can create your own resourses, save them online, and print them off.

My favorite thing about this website is something they have called FakeBook. It allows students to create a fake Facebook page! I imagine using this to help study historical figures. Students could choose a figure, create their profile, write some of their favorite quotes, add their work history, update their status, etc.

I mean, what do you think Abraham Lincoln would put as his status???

Vampires, beware!

Ha!

I cannot wait to use this website with my kiddos next year!

I have a ton of other resources that I am currently investigating, so come on over and stop by to check them out!






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1 comment:

  1. I LOVE WORDLE!!!! Everyone must go try it out:) the possibilities are endless (I use them for gifts!)

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