Thursday, April 12, 2012

Learning Through Spatial Organization

Any good teacher will tell you that students learn best when connecting items together rather than when learning one after the other.  Thus studying vocab words by themselves is less effective than using them (as do my 4th grade daughters) to tell a story.  Well Doug Kerner, one of my now former  teacher-students, sent me a link for Visuwords which lets you input a word and then builds a word cloud.  But it goes further than that.  When you click on each word cloud, it then gives you a meaning.  All it needs is a picture and it would be the complete learning tool.  Above, for example, is part of what came up for World War II.  

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