Teaching with Touchstone in a Wordle Image

This is an image of the frequency of words in the blog:

I have been asked to give a talk about Blended Learning and thought this might be a more interesting way of presenting the main themes than bullet points on a powerpoint slide.  The bigger the word is, the more often it appears in the blog so you can tell what ideas are most central to the text.  As you can see, students are a big deal to us, and learning is mentioned more often than technology.  Hopefully, this illustrates that what we are aiming for as teachers is to be able to use the technology to teach well, rather than focussing on the technology as an answer in itself.

You can create your own Wordle image here:


How could you use this with your students?  Think about higher level writing and EAP.  What activities could you use it for?  What might your students find appealing about it?


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