Wordle

"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." (from the website )

Try it ... it's addictive!
The example below shows a wordle I created by pasting in the text of an article on the future of education by Steve Hargadon. You can read the article
here. (Ed)

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And here are lots of ideas for how to use it in the classroom!



Try Guess the Wordle

Another site to look at is WordSift - it combines the word cloud idea from Wordle with a
n image search and Visual Thesauruslink.

Tagxedo allows you to create word clouds in particular shapes and images.