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These tools are visualthinking & learning tools students relyon to plan, research and completeprojects successfully. Students gain andretain a better understanding of concepts and demonstrate knowledge,improving their performance across thecurriculum.
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~ In reading andwriting, Kidspiration strengthens wordrecognition, vocabulary, comprehensionand written expression. With newvisual math tools, students buildreasoning and problem solving skills.
SOFTWARE AND WEB TOOLS TOENGAGE STUDENTS INCONTEXTUAL LEARNING OFVOCABULARY.
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Wordle is a site for generating “wordclouds” from provided text. Theclouds give greater prominence towords that appear more frequently inthe source text. You can tweak yourclouds with different fonts, layouts,and color schemes. The images youcreate with Wordle are yours to usehowever you like. You can print themout, or save them to the Wordlegallery to share with your friends.http://wigﬂip.com/automotivator/AutoMotivator is for makingprintable posters.You choose thepicture, colors, and text, and theymake your poster.WordSift is a tool that was createdprimarily for teachers. Think of it as alinguistic playground that is available toinstantly capture and display thevocabulary structure of texts, and tohelp create an opportunity to talk about language.WordSift helps anyone easily siftthrough texts -- just cut and paste anytext into WordSift and you can engagein a verbal quick-capture!