Wordcloud and online discussion groups

Best part of the year was seeing the impact of Wordcloud to facilitate text based discussions. I found that this tool is ideal for teaching poetry and drama because of the density of the text and the multiple approaches. The approach elicited significant contributions from the more timid students in the classroom, those who are more easily intimidated by more outspoken members of the class. In the online forum they became more assertive and in a few cases, this courage leaked into the classroom setting.


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