Word Cloud and Interactive Poster

I wanted to share a couple of projects I have been working on for my Educational Technology Endorsement.  The first one is called a Word Cloud.

One of my choirs, Crescendo, sang this song for residents at the Beehive Homes in South Jordan.  My students love to share their talents with people, especially the residents at the Beehive Homes.  They know the power they have to impact the lives of the residents and they are grateful for the opportunity, even if it means missing three class periods;)  This is created by going to WordArt.com (previously known as Tagul.com) and entering whatever text you want and choosing a shape.  It is extremely easy to create a visual where repeated words are highlighted and often links to important concepts in the text like my example did.

The second project was to create an Interactive Poster.  There are a lot of websites that you can use to create them.  However, I wanted to see if it could be done using the Google products since I have found how user-friendly they are and how easy it is to share with colleagues.  I found that you can create your own using Google Drawings.  This is a really fun way to use pictures you already have or find free ones using the Google search (only looks up ones that are available).

The link to view the poster is below.  Let me know what you think.  Use the comments to share constructive thoughts I can use to tweak the idea.

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1V4QuzIpRhiJTMNRHSG6ZqISo1mTK7EnQ1vhXXqZAv3k/edit?usp=sharing

 

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