A Dozen Words for 2012
Last year, Michael Bungagy Stanier, Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, shared 11 Words for 2011. This 48 second movie shares an upbeat tempo to inspire and uplift. “Laugh, Explore and Partner” were just few highlighted to “Provoke” (another one) and inspire. Has your 2011 embraced and framed these words? As this year winds down and 2012 approaches, now is a great time to reflect on where we have journeyed and how we want to move forward. What would be your twelve words to live by for 2012? What would be your learners’ individual dozen words for 2012? How can you inspire creativity and guide learners as they share words for 2012?
A Few for Friday – Creative Ideas to Share Words
Five Word Cloud Creators would be one quick option for learners to showcase a dozen words for 2012. Check out more uses of Word Clouds at a previous Friday Flash – Learning on the Fly. The image on this post is from Image Chef another great cloud tool.
Word as an Image is a video that shares the talent of Ji Lee and his book by the same name. He challenges you to use only the letters of the word itself to create an image. The rule states:Use only the graphic elements of the letters without adding outside parts. Individual images are shared on his Word as an Image Facebook site. Students could collaborate and create their own word videos.
The Project Lettering Book by Robert Ainsworth shares examples of using letters of the word plus added images. Here are some examples used to teach recognition and spelling. Learners could draw on paper and take snapshots to create flashcards or share with a slideshow application such as Prezi.
Wordfoto is a great app for IOS devices that can turn a photo and words into amazing typographic works of art as shown with the image above. Unfortunately it costs $1.99 and will only let you input 10 words. What a great way to take an image of a learner and add their words. See more about Wordfoto at Nashworld.
For fun use Iconscrabble and Flickr Spell to create words online with images and photography. This can inspire learners to make personal word images from photos using alphabet photography as shown below with Happy New Year courtesy of Sukanto Debnath. There are sites such as Alphabet Photography that will create the word art for you at an expense. Learners can discover alphabet photography around them and create their own word art for 2012.
Image at top Courtesy of David K
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