Richard Byrne wrote about a neat site today called Capitol Words.
It uses the Congressional Record to develop ongoing “word clouds” for each member of Congress, and can show clouds representing each state,too.
Richard shares some excellent ideas on how to use a nifty tool like this in the classroom, so it’s worth visiting his blog post. For English Language Learners, it would be a great real-world exercise in vocabulary development combined with civics.
I’ve placed the link on my website under Citizenship.