Making Wordles!

Today we took copies of George Jay Elementary School Code of Conduct “SOAR” and typed it into a wordle. Here are a few samples of our work!

Here is my sample:

Here is student work from Divisions 1,2 and 3
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2 thoughts on “Making Wordles!

  1. Hi Dave, I loved reading many of your posts! So inspiring. I am a new Tech Teacher at an elementary school in Surrey (SD36) and my task is to get the school up and running using IPads and other technologies in the classrooms. I am in desperate need of some help: Where do I start? How do I start? My position is only part time (2 days a week). I noticed that the school does not have its own twitter account (yet), no blog site set up, and the computer lab itself refers back to the 90s. I liked your picture of the fire hydrant, which pretty much sums up how I feel these days: There is so much information out there, but where do I begin? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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    1. Hi Oliver,

      I remember being in your exact spot a few years ago. You are already doing the right thing in researching, and reaching out to people for advice. I would suggest you find a few tech teachers in your district that you could visit and pick their brain on what they are doing. I made a trip to Surrey last year to see how Surrey was using iPads and it was incredible. Have you been in touch with Kevin Amboe yet? He has been a huge resource for me from Surrey.

      I could help you online, but one conversation with a teacher, even if its during time where students are in the lab with you, can turn out to be so valuable. The benefit of a part time position is the flexibility of your day time to go do those visits.

      Starting with iPads in the school is a huge topic. You are on the right track with focussing on tech IN the classrooms. I found this recently from Abbotsford school district 34. I would confirm a lot of the same steps. Also, I would suggest get teachers using iPads long before expecting to use them with students.
      http://mobile34.ca/2013/02/12/10-steps-to-a-successful-school-ipad-program/

      Also, get on Twitter and start connecting with others who are in your same position. You can start with me if you like at @mr_shortreed, see who I follow, and go from there. Twitter is my biggest source of ProD.

      Hope that helps!

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