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Thirty Interesting Ways to use Wordle in the Classroom

March 02, 2010 By: Nada Category: Reading / Vocabulary, Uncategorized

Wordle is a website that will automatically generate incredibly groovy, colorful word clouds from any text you input. This slideshow will give you lots of great pedagogical applications. If you do nothing else today, at least go visit the web site! Contributed by Rachid.

visual description sample essays

February 25, 2010 By: Nada Category: eportfolio, videos

These essays (one on an Egyptian sculpture, the other on Munch’s painting, The Scream) are terrific examples of formal visual analysis.  I have students read the essays and label the accompanying images with the terms and descriptors from the texts.  These are very useful for demonstrating the difference between description and interpretation/analysis.

architecture/design word list

February 25, 2010 By: Nada Category: Reading / Vocabulary, Uncategorized

This is a word list I found online for students of landscape architecture, but many of the terms are useful for art and design students in general.

art terms word list

February 25, 2010 By: Nada Category: Reading / Vocabulary

This word list is taken from “The Art Teacher’s Book of Lists,” Helen D. Hume, Prentice Hall 1998. We have this book if anyone is interested in looking through it.  It is especially useful for teachers working with art historical topics and themes.