Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Wordle. A quick and fun way to provide feedback!

I love Wordle.

Midway through this year of the 6th Grade iPad Pilot, I wanted to get feedback from faculty and students that describe their experiences using the devices in class. Initially, I was going to have them fill out a survey using Google Forms but decided that a Wordle would provide information at a glance.

I emailed students and teachers and asked them to provide me with three words that describe the iPad in the learning environment. Response was quick and nearly everyone replied with three words. Here are the results:

As you can see, the devices are indeed fun for all but do have their moments of frustration. The feedback from this Wordle is being used as a springboard for ongoing discussions on the sources of frustration and ways that these can be addressed. Since this is a Pilot Program, we anticipated some level of frustration and are working diligently to eliminate some of the bumps that our teachers and students are running into.