Sunday, December 7, 2014

Third Graders Evaluate Their Character Traits

Mrs. Lynch's third grade students did some self-reflecting last week to determine their individual character traits.  Once building a list of traits, students were challenged with rating those traits in order to rank them from most predominant to least.  Next, they brought that data to the computer lab, and with the use of the website, abcya's word cloud for kids they transformed their data into a word cloud.  A word cloud is a graphical representation of word frequency.  Abcya's word cloud for kids displays those words typed most often as the largest in the word cloud.  This lesson incorporated navigating an internet website, keyboarding, spell checking, mouse skills, cutting and pasting techniques, being creative when designing the word cloud, and printing.  Take a look at our students' impressive character traits!