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.
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Task #1: Go to the Wordle website. Copy and paste text from any source to create a wordle. Try different fonts, color schemes, and layouts.

Task #2: Either save your Wordle in the Gallery or embed the Wordle in your own webpage or blog by using the embed code.
Classroom Implications
Front load vocabulary and activate prior knowledge for ESL or EC students by copying a text they will read into Wordle. Ask students questions such as:
  • "What do you think our reading is going to be about today?"
  • "What do you know about that topic?"
  • "Do you see any words on the Wordle that you don't know?"

Administrative Implications
To make an impact on your staff or to provide an opportunity for reflection and discussion, place a body of text (an article, your School Improvement Plan, or another pertinent text) into Wordle, and see what emerges. This could prove to be an enlightening experience for both your staff and for you.

Other Resources
Check out this TED Teachers' Blog Post for more creative ideas for using Wordle in the classroom.

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