Thursday, November 20, 2008


Here's a new Web 2.0 tool. Wordle takes text you input and creates a word image based on frequency (similar to a cloud). Here's one I created based on a few of my blog posts.

Cool, but I was wondering how in the world you could use this in class. A few possibilities: Word poems. Analyzing text (others or your own) for key words/themes. For example, input a politician's speech and see what turns up--it could add an interesting element to a presentation.


  1. Jeri, you have to see this! It is a timeline of tagclouds for presidential addresses. Use the slider in the top righthand corner to go back in time.

  2. Wow--cool. I'm really getting intrigued by these things. See latest post! Thanks for the link!

  3. I like it! I've just started to use bogs with my students this school year and I'm thinking in usig it. Thank you