Friday, January 16, 2009

Show students how to be creative with text - use Wordle

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

Let your students display their work creatively on Wordle by having them copy and paste things like a poem, meaningful quotes about a theme, or even a vocabulary word list.

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