Wordle

07/26/2009

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I've had a couple of comments on my  Wordle of the Week, so I decided to share more information here.  You can follow this link to the Wordle App.
It is a free App.  You can copy and paste text into it or type your own words in.  A couple of tricks I learned after a little bit of looking around and working with it can be very useful.  First, if you want to keep a phrase of words together you will need to put a hyphen between them otherwise they will get split up and jumbled up.  If you want a word to really stand out, type it more than once.  The more times you type a word, the bigger it will be compared to the rest of the text.  After I create a Wordle, I take a screen clipping of it with MS OneNote or SMART Notebook tools.  I can drop it into any program that way.  To get it on my website, I simply drop the clipping into MS Paint and save as a jpg.  Now it is ready to insert onto my Wordle of the Week page!  Honestly the part that takes the longest is deciding which randomized version (see the randomize buttotn on the app) is my favorite. <giggle>  Well... there you have it.  That's all there is to it.  I will post again on the Lablog after I've had a chance to use it in my classroom for awhile and share how well it is working to reinforce vocabulary and key concepts.

 


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    Heather Kaiser

    I have been teaching in CCS for 12 years.  I am a facilitator of mentor training, raising the bar: infusing rigor into your lessons,  and quality tools.

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