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02 March 2013

Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds


Hi all. Here to share with you another great site called Wordle. This is a terrific site where your possibilities are endless. In a nutshell, you create word clouds, perhaps based on a topic and press go and your words are put into a lovely artful display - you can control how you would like your image to be displayed. For example type in a bunch of words related to a single topic and have the children guess the topic, use Wordle to introduce a new topic of study and see if they can guess the new topic, compare and contrast, character traits - ideas are endless. You can edit the word display through color, layout, and font. Here is a great link to ideas for using Wordle in the classroom. There are many more if you search the net.

In this example, I asked the students what kind of stories would I find these types of words in?

In this example I asked them what topic are we discussing here?


  1. I LOVE wordle. There's another program that does the same thing, only you can put it into shapes... it's called Tagxedo. Check it out sometime :)

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  2. Thanks! Have to check that one out too!!