In yesterday's class I had students in my Engineering for Social Good class analyze a data visualization that organized and presented various engineering efforts against COVID-19 globally. After analyzing the visualization, students then listed their favorite engineering efforts.
When gathering information such as that described above, that will naturally vary, but is centered around a specific theme, I love shuttling the form responses into a word cloud This process allows us to discuss varying responses while also identifying our mutual connectedness as a class.
This morning we will discuss students responses using the method described above during our class Zoom "Check In" by leveraging my favorite word cloud generator: WordSift. Because the class is composed of students of varying ability and interest, the resulting visualization will offer insight into the exciting, and different, aspects of engineering members of our class are drawn to.
See an animation of the above workflow below: