Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bubbles and Technology

Today was an exciting day as we got to use the netbooks (mini computers) today to publish our bubble poems. We started by each getting a netbook and learning how to log on. We then learned how to use Google to search for a website. We searched for ABCya's Word Clouds . We then typed our bubble poems from yesterday into this site which gave our poems a whole new look and feel. Kiddos got to choose their own font, color scheme and layout for their poem. They all turned out absolutely wonderful and each and every one has its own unique look and feel.

I was extremely impressed with how well everyone did today with the netbooks. We didn't even use computer mice today, but rather used the mouse touch pad. I was amazed at how quickly the kiddos made the transition to just using their fingers as their mouse.
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Here are our original bubble poems from yesterday. We discussed/reveiewed describing words, action words, and similes to complete the format for our poems. The similes  on the fourth line are very clever and creative. I hope you enjoy reading our originals as well as our "Wordled" version.

Bubble Poems

If you get the chance, I encourage you to have your child show you the ABCya word cloud site and how it works. Have your child type two or three sentences about their weekend and then "wordle it" to see how it looks.

1 comment:

  1. Have you ever used Tagxedo? It's like wordle, but you can actually turn your writing into shapes to make a picture- including animals or faces! It's really neat, you should check it out! :)
    Teaching Happily Ever After