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Using Wordcloud-Reponses to Discover How Students Perceive Concepts in the Classroom

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In this blog, I share some "first word that comes to mind" responses of my freshman biology class to the words "germ," "bacteria," "cell," and "DNA." The way that we perceive an idea or concept definitely impacts our relationship with it. Thus, finding out what students think, coming into our classroom, can help us "fine tune" our teaching to maximize student learning. Besides, it is just plain interesting.
 
 

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