Still, I love Wordle for it's simplicity. Just go to the Wordle website, type some text into a box, click a button and your text becomes a Word Cloud. Anyone can do it, but the real trick is in how it's used. After all, words that appear more frequently within the text appear larger in size within the word cloud.
Here are my top 3 favorite ways to use Wordle:
- Copy and paste the text from a few good articles about a specific topic into Wordle to get the main ideas and vocabulary. Use it as a starting point for a lesson to help students construct knowledge.
- Copy and paste student generated text into Wordle for self-analysis of writing. Words and phrases that are overused will jump out.
- Wordle a current event topic, then use it to generate a classroom discussion.
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