Friday, May 8, 2009

Word Clouds

Wordle is a fun and powerful image-making tool for making word clouds. Create images with groups of words that appear in your text. Select fonts, colors to enhance your word image. Words that appear more frequently in your text appear larger or figure more prominently in your word cloud. Go ahead and play!

Hit the "create" menu and either enter text or a URL. I experimented with several professional development and two retail-oriented urls:
Discovering Assistive Technology, School Library Learning 2.0, Classroom Learning 2.0 and Nonbook Gifts for Book Lovers.

You can add your image to the gallery, print the image, or get the html code for it. Below are Wordle images created for the Discovering Assistive Technology tutorial and the Gift Guide.
Wordle: Discovering Assistive Technology
Wordle was created by Jonathan Feinberg, who describes
himself as a Senior Software Engineer at IBM Research.
Wordle: Gift Guide for Library and Book Lovers

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