Did you miss the State of the Union address by President Obama last night? This Wordle word cloud created with the text of the speech summarizes some of the emphasized themes.

Wordle - State of the Union

The full speech is available on Whitehouse.gov. Note all the interactive features provided on that website. Among other things it shares the “official” Twitter hash tag for the speech and event, #sotu. Our president and his administration fully embrace the constructive power of social media as a communication platform. Where are school leaders in your community in their thinking about social media and learning in the classroom? Are your principals and superintendent on Twitter yet? Perhaps it’s time they joined the conversations and connected learning there?

For a shorter summary of the speech, check out coverage on CNN Student News today.

Hat tip to Tim Kane for sharing the link to this Wordle word cloud.

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  • http://CatenBrandonEDM310.blogger.com Brandon M. Caten

    Hi Mr. Fryer!

    My name is Brandon M. Caten and I am a Senior double majoring in Vocal Performance and Music Education at The University of South Alabama. I am currently enrolled in EDM310, a class that deals with education and technology. We use social media websites like Blogger and Twitter. We are even required to create and maintain a blog of our journey during the semester. My blog is http://CatenBrandonEDM310.blogger.com if you’d like to see what we do! I am have assigned to follow your blog, so I will be posting comments throughout the semester!

    I really enjoyed this post, thanks in part to the use of the Wordle! We just were instructed to create our first Wordle and it was love at first sight for me! I cannot wait to introduce my future students to Wordle!

    On a more serious note, I find it great that our government is using social media websites such as Twitter! What an easy way to follow The State of The Union just by using the hash tag #sotu! And being a busy college student, I’m glad that even though I missed President Obama’s speech on the television, I was able to catch up to what he said by watching a few videos!

    Great blog and posts! I cannot wait to follow you and continue to learn more!!!

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