Sunday, February 15, 2009

Presidential Wordle

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. Images of Wordles are licensed Creative Commons License.

Check out the actual wordle at:

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