ON DEMAND: Developing technology-based "word cloud" activities that promote student engagement


  • Maggie Daniels


Word clouds are dynamic, visual compositions where students are given a prompt and asked to quickly provide one-word or two-word responses within an online platform. An image emerges where the size of each word indicates the response frequency. The purpose of this presentation is to detail the processes involved in creating a meaningful, engaging word cloud and incorporating it into a synchronous online course or within the classroom. The challenge being addressed pertains to designing group activities that are interactive yet conducive to social distancing and remote learning.

Author Biography

Maggie Daniels

College of Education and Human Development





2021 On Demand Pre-recorded Presentation