Wordle is a program that creates a word cloud from any piece of text. The educational implications are limitless. I am posting a wordle cloud based on Obama's inaugural speech so that you can see a graphic way to analyze the writing. The cloud uses size and boldness of words to show how frequently they are used in a particular piece of writing.
Students can use this to analyze their own writings, famous works, or as a project for book reports, social studies projects, math theories, as I said it was limitless.
http://www.wordle.net/. Images of Wordles are licensed Creative Commons License.
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Friday, February 6, 2009
This simple presentation is a great overview of Web 2.0 for educators. While web 2.0 is still very ambiguous, educators are sharing more and more the uses and success stories using these tools. View the presentation and see if you can find something you don't use and try it.