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What in the Word? Wordle in the Classroom

Worlde is a free Web 2.0 website to create visual word clouds.  Students and teachers can paste text such as papers, notes, or even text from a webpage and the words are then arranged into a picture with the words that are used the most appearing more prominently on the page.  Students can then change the font type, font size, color, and choose various word layouts and variations.  Students can then either print their results or save their results to the gallery.  When the student saves their results, a link is created that can then be shared online via email or they can use the embed code to integrate it on another website like a class website or blog.

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Students will be engaged using this technology.  Teachers can share Worldes with their students or students can create their own Wordles based on a class activity to then share with the class.  One great part about Worlde is that there is no need for students to create an account and it is very easy to use even for elementary school students.

Classroom Activities for Wordle

Transforming words into a visual display can help students with many language arts and communication skills.  For example, students can visually see the main idea of a story, the most frequently used words used in a student paper for vocabulary extension, to show the important concepts to be covered for an assignment by turning the directions into a Wordle, or for a comparison and contrast on two pieces of literature.  This can definitely help with differentiated instruction for special needs students.

There are many resources available online that have inventive ideas for incorporating Wordle in the classroom.  One presentation called 50 Ways and Tips to Use Wordle in the Classroom provides ideas of how students and teachers can use Wordle in the classroom.  Here is another resource link of 20 more ways to use Wordle in the classroom.

One example is to input a chapter or section from a book or poem and create a Wordle.  Students can then view the Wordle and have a class discussion on the literary choices, vocabulary, main idea, or word choices of the author.  Another activity idea would be for the teacher to input student papers (without name) to share with the other students in the class.  Topics could be covered about word choice, frequency of words, students could try to determine the topic of the paper or provide feedback via constructive criticism.

An idea for the beginning of the school year would be for a teacher to create a Wordle based on classroom expectations or a syllabus.  The more prominent words would then display the importance of the words used in the documents.  A creative hands-on way to use Wordle is to use it while developing a classroom poll.  For example, ask students what their favorite colors are and enter the text as they respond.  After all of the students respond you then show the results to the students and then they can visually see which answer was selected the most and the least.  It could also be used as an activity to have students guess what they will be learning about or to guess who has written the piece.

There are so many creative ways to use Wordle in the classroom.  Have you used Wordle in your classroom?  Feel free to comment and share your Wordle activities.

Article By Laura Ketcham

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The Winning Vote – Special Needs Vocabulary Words

Politics and the government are definitely important issue that all citizens of this country should be aware of. From local to national elections, topics of voting and these authority figures usually come up in everyday conversation. For students with special needs, these topics can sometimes be more difficult to understand and learn. These terms that help people both conduct and participate in an election can help students understand the process and participate in it. MangoMon offers both vocational and occupational flashcards that help these students learn such important information, like voting terms.

 

Voting

 

Voting terms are so important to teach because they involve events that most people do every year. From electing a class president to casting a ballot for the local mayor, these terms are very influential. Each term included in the set has the word, picture, audio pronunciation and sample sentences.

These terms are great for helping students learn the terms that are beneficial to any election, no matter how big or small. There are ten vocabulary terms in this set. Words like ballot, candidate and President are some examples of a few of the words in this set.

Special needs students as well as English language learners will benefit from the flashcards because they have the ability to both hear and see the words. The pictures allow them to link words with meanings and form mental images of what each one means. Arrow keys enable students to review and practice the terms on an as-needed basis.

Interactive flashcards like these offer a different way for students to practice important terms. Combining technology with vocabulary lessons will not only help students in the classroom, but they will be prepared for their future.

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Taking You to a New Place – Special Needs Vocabulary

Getting around town is something we do everyday. For students with special needs, these terms are important, so getting from place to place doesn’t have to be an extra struggle. It is important to learn these words that can not only help students get places, but let them help others, too.  MangoMon offers a vocational and occupational flashcards to give students an interactive way of learning important information, like these words.

Transportation

Transportation terms are so important to learn because they allow students to know the proper places and ways they can get to a certain place. From finding a room in a building by taking an elevator up two floors to getting on the bus at the right location, these terms serve a great purpose. Each term in the set has the word, picture, audio pronunciation and sentences explaining the use.

These terms are great for helping students remember and learn terms that are most common when traveling around town or in a new location. There are ten vocabulary terms in this set. Words like escalator, motorcycle and boat are some of the words in this set.

Special needs students and ESL learners will especially benefit from the flashcards when learning about these terms. Because they have the ability to both hear and see words being used with pictures, they can easily link words with meanings. With arrow keys, they can review and practice the terms again and again.

Interactive flashcards like these give students an extra lesson in common terminology. Using technology to help them learn will also prepare them for their future in both education and society.

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It’s Safe To Say These Words Are Important #SPED #ESOL

Common safety words and terms are important for all students to learn. No matter what age you are or where you live, all students should be aware of the areas around them and how to remain safe in everyday situations. For students with special needs, emphasis on these terms may be what they need to have them better comprehend the importance and understanding of these words. Accidents can happen to anyone, so it is important that they learn some of the common words that may be used in such times. MangoMon offers a vocational and occupational flashcards to give students a unique way of learning important information, such as these terms.

Safety

Safety terms are so important to learn because they can help make the difference between an accident and serious harm. Each word in the set has the term and a picture, audio pronunciation and sample sentences. The samples and situations used here are typical of a real-life accident that could happen to anyone.

These terms are great for helping students remember and learn terms that are most common in an accident. There are ten vocabulary terms in this set. Words like caution, fire extinguisher and sharp are some of the words in this particular set.

Special needs students and ESL learners will all find these flashcards helpful in learning situations. Because they have the ability to hear and see words being used with pictures, they can easily link words with meanings. Arrow keys one each slide allow for additional review of the terms.

These flashcards give students a helpful addition to a lesson in safety. Integrating technology into learning will also prepare students for their future education and the advances in technology.

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Start Your Engines and Get Ready to Learn! | SPED / ESOL

Approaching vocabulary terms from a different angle of learning can sometimes be a refreshing task for many students. For those students with special needs, unique teaching approaches are what often help them retain information. Because many of them will soon be on the road driving or spending time in cars, vocabulary terms about parts of a car will prove useful. Interactive flashcards from MangoMon offer a range of vocational and occupational terms. These free flashcards offer a unique way of learning important information that is used everyday.

Parts of a Car

Students can easily practice the terms they will use when driving or riding in a car. They will most likely be using these terms on an everyday basis so it is a great use of practicing vocabulary.

Each word in the set has the term and a picture, audio samples of the word and example sentences. These words are helpful samples of what students may encounter on the road and in a driving environment.

These terms are great for helping students remember and learn terms that are most common in a driving environment. There are ten vocabulary terms in this set. Words like brake light, windshield wiper and fender are some of the words in this set.

Special needs students and ESL learners will all find these flashcards beneficial. Because they can both hear and see words being used with pictures, they can easily link words with meanings. Arrow keys allow for additional review by moving back and forth between terms.

These flashcards give students a better understanding of such common terminology. Resources like these are always a helpful addition to any lesson for students with special needs or learning disabilities. Integrating technology into learning will also prepare students for their future careers and advances in technology.

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Learning Shouldn’t Be a Job – Occupational Flashcards

The task of learning new words and terms can sometimes feel like a job if students are not motivated to learn. For students with special needs, sometimes extra encouragement is needed for them to feel motivated. Terms that involve employment are especially important to incorporate into lessons because many of them will find themselves in the work place shortly after or during school. These vocabulary terms will prepare students for the real world and the jobs that involve them. Interactive flashcards allow students to practice terms in a fun way. MangoMon offers a range of vocational and occupational flashcards. These free flashcards offer a distinctive way of learning important information.

Employment

By hearing and seeing employment words, students can practice the terms they will need to find and apply for jobs, as well as working in one. They will most likely be using these terms in future careers or everyday tasks.

Each word in the set has the word, a picture, audio pronunciation and sample sentences. These words are helpful in preparing students with a realistic example of what they might be talking about when they apply for a job, hold a job or need to get something done in an office.

These terms are great for helping students remember and learn terms that are most common in a working environment. There are nine vocabulary terms in this set. Words like application, employee and interview are some of the words in this set.

Special needs students and ESL learners will find benefit from using these flashcards. The ability to both hear and see words being used in a sample sentence with pictures allows them to link words with meanings. Arrow keys allow for additional review.

The elements of these flashcards give students a better understanding of such important words. Resources like these flashcards are always a helpful addition to any lesson for students with special needs. Integrating technology into learning will also prepare students for their future careers.

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A Priceless Lesson – Interactive Flashcards

Money and finance can sometimes be a difficult topic for some people. For students with special needs, it is important to practice terms that center around this topic. From cashing checks from a job to spending the right amount of money in a store, knowing the meaning and names of these banking terms are essential. Learning such vocabulary terms will prepare students for the real world and the tasks that involve them, like paying for items and savings. Interactive flashcards give students the chance to practice terms while having fun. MangoMon offers a range of vocational and occupational flashcards. These free flashcards offer a fun and unique way of learning important information.

Banking and Finance

By hearing and seeing banking and finance terms, students can practice and learn the words. Words that describe money are important for students to learn because many of they will be using some of them every day. They might use these terms in future careers or everyday shopping.

Each word in the set has the word, a picture of the term, audio pronunciation and example sentences. These words are helpful in preparing students with samples of what they might be talking about when paying for items, shopping, depositing or withdrawing money and other banking tasks.

These terms are great for helping students remember and learn the names of banking and finance terms. There are ten vocabulary terms in this set. Words like check, credit card and statement are some of the examples of words in this set.

Special needs students and ESL learners will find success in using these flashcards. The ability to hear the words and see them being used in a real example with pictures allows them to form a picture in their head of what the term looks like. Arrow keys allow students to go back and forth between terms for additional review.

The combined elements in these cards give students a better understanding of the words. Resources like these flashcards are always a helpful addition to any learning system for students with special needs. Integrating technology into learning will also prepare students for the future.

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A Hunger to Learn – Special Needs Flashcards

For some students, it can be hard to remember the names or words that describe some of the most basic things we see everyday. From the items we eat and drink in the morning, to the foods we love to help prepare, knowing the meaning and names of these foods are essential on any given day. Learning these vocabulary terms will prepare students for the real world and the tasks that involve them, like eating and cooking. By using interactive flashcards to practice the terms, these students will enjoy learning. MangoMon offers a variety of vocational and occupational flashcards that are free to use. These flashcards offer a fun and different way of learning important vocabulary terms.

Basic Foods

By hearing and seeing basic food terms, these flashcards allow students to practice and learn the words. Words that describe basic foods are important for students to learn because many of these words are some they use or see every day. They can be items they will be using in future careers or even doing simple cooking practices or helping around the house.

Each word in the flashcard set has the vocabulary term, a picture of the type of food, audio pronunciation of that term and sample sentences of how they can be used. These words are helpful in preparing students with examples of what they might be talking about when cooking, in the kitchen or ordering food at a restaurant.

These terms are great for helping students remember and learn the names of tools. There are nine vocabulary terms in this set. Words like screwdriver, hammer and tape measure are some of the examples of words included in this set.

Interactive flashcards like this set work great with students with special needs, as well as ESL learners. Students are able to hear the words as they are spoken and they can see them being used in a real example. Pictures allow them to form a memory of what the term looks like and arrow keys enable students to navigate back and forth between terms.

With many elements of learning into one set of flashcards, students can better understand the meaning and usage of such terms. Resources like these flashcards are always an additional tool you can add to any learning system for students with special needs. Integrating technology into the learning can also prepare students for staying updated with the latest in technology.

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Tools about Tools – Vocational and Occupational Flashcards

Being handy is something that really comes in handy! Knowing basic terminology of tools that can help people build and fix items are important to know. Learning relatable vocabulary terms which students can use in the real world is especially important for special needs. By practicing and reinforcing these words with interactive flashcards, these students will enjoy learning and using the words. MangoMon offers a large variety of vocational and occupational vocabulary flashcards that are free to use for school or home usage. These flashcards offer a fun and different way of learning.

Tools

These flashcards allow students to practice and learn a set of terms that describe tools. Words that describe tools and construction are important for students to learn because many of them may find careers that involve using these tools. They are also included in a set of words they may be using when doing simple tasks or helping around the house.

Each flashcard in the set consists of the vocabulary term, pictures that show the road tools, audio pronunciation of that term and examples of how they are used in a sentence. These words are great for preparing students with examples of what they might be talking about when helping around doing everyday tasks.

These terms are great for helping students remember and learn the names of tools. There are nine vocabulary terms in this set. Words like screwdriver, hammer and tape measure are some of the examples of words included in this set.

Interactive flashcards like these terms work great with students with special needs and ESL learners. Not only are students able to hear the words, they can see them being used in a sentence. They also get to see a picture of what it looks like, reinforcing their learning. With arrow keys that you can click on, students have the ability to navigate back and forth between the words.

By incorporating more than one element into the flashcards, students can better grasp the understanding of the meaning and usage of the words. Free resources like these interactive flashcards are always an added perk to any learning system for students with special needs. By integrating technology into the classroom, we can also prepare students for changes of the future.

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Watch For These Signs – Special Needs Vocabulary

Basic terminology is something that any student should be learning at school. Certain words that are used in everyday conversations are important to learn and reinforce. Learning such vocabulary terms that students can be apply and use in the real world is especially important for special needs. By using interactive flashcards, these students will enjoy learning and using these words. MangoMon offers a large variety of vocational and occupational vocabulary flashcards that are free to use for school or home use. These interactive terms will provide a fun and new way to learn terms.

Road Signs

These flashcards allow students to practice and learn a set of terms that describe road signs. Words that describe the road system are important for students to learn because many of them will be soon driving on the road and using these signs to safely get around places. They are also words they may be using when trying to find a location or giving directions to someone.

Each flashcard in the set consists of the vocabulary term, real photos that show the road sign or term, audio pronunciation of that term and examples of how they can be used in a sentence. These real life words are great for preparing students with examples of what they might be talking about when interacting with other people or getting around on an average day.

These terms can help students remember and learn the names of road signs. There are eleven vocabulary terms in this set. Words like caution, school zone and speed limit are some of the examples of words included in this set.

Interactive flashcards such as these work great with students with special needs or ESL learners. Because students get to hear the words, see them used in a sentence and a picture of what it looks like, they get extra practice of what they are learning. Clickable arrow keys allow students to navigate back and forth if needed.

By incorporating all these elements into the flashcards, students can better understand the meaning and everyday usage of the words. Free resources like these interactive flashcards are always a great addition to any lesson for students with special needs. It is also a just another way to integrate technology into the classroom or at home!

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