Saturday, April 4, 2009

More Fun With Wordle - Submissions Needed! is place where users can create free, eye-catching word clouds. On Feb. 11, I wrote about how word clouds could be used as a literacy aid. I'd love to hear your ideas on how Wordle could be used in the classroom!

I recently introduced Literacy Log to a class full of future ESL teachers, and word clouds seemed to generate the most excitement. I thought it might be a good idea to feature them once again. So, here are some word clouds depicting documents in a few different languages.

Literacy Log officially guarantees that you will enjoy playing around on Wordle. Send me a link you your creation and I'll feature it here!

4/5/09 Update:
Wade Roush at Xconomy interviews the creator of Wordle, John Feinberg. get not only a picture of the relative frequency of words but you can get happy random juxtapositions of words that are conducive to associative thinking. It's generating ideas about something that otherwise wouldn't have occured to you. It's like a data toy.
-John Feinberg

Brenda Dyck at Education World writes about potential classroom uses for Wordle. Highly recommended!

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