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Beautiful Word Clouds

Beautiful Word Clouds
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. Create your own.

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Wordle is a website that allows users to create word clouds. Word clouds can be made into various simple shapes. Word clouds can then be saved as an image and used in many ways. • Students can create a word cloud to demonstrate new vocabulary learned from a book. • Students can create a word cloud to summarize key ideas of a text. • Students can create a word cloud to make book recommendations. by cheryllr5 Oct 11

World is a program that creates word art generate from student text. Great for creating concrete poems, key vocabulary terms, "I am…." statements, endless wordplay activities. by c.williams Jul 21

I used wordle last year with my students and they loved it because they can describe themselves without being judged. It really gets kids involved in thinking about themselves and being creative with it. by esteban_cole Jul 15

I'm happy that this pearl encounters so much success. Nice to read all your comms it gives extra ideas on how to use it. ENJOY PEARLING! by topoletta Oct 16

Wordle is a free site that can be used to show important words within text in a variety of visually appealing formats. Teaching Tips: Students can use to find themes in writing (poetry/songs etc by copying text) Students can use to show words they misunderstand when reading Students can use to show words they found important from reading by k3nolen Sep 27

I like the idea of using it for data, the thought never occured to me. Too cool! by webnetworkengineers Mar 20

You can have the students use it for vocabulary, spelling words, grammar, story characters, math terms....endless by jkmatt27 Feb 28

I've actually seen a class about using Wording for actual data/text analysis...! hhhmm, I'm still old-fashioned enough to be using Atlasti! by kbpc172 Feb 28

Yes, there's a lot of ways to use it, you can, for exemple if you write your diaries, use it to see the words that you use the most, that could have somme meaning for you (like if you are talking a lot about someone you love, or a thing you apreciate) ... by maverick_boom Feb 27

Students (or teachers) can enter passages (from stories, textbooks, poems...) into wordle. The resulting image is determined by the frequency of words. This can help ELLs determine the main idea or key words of a passage by coldlettuce Feb 26

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