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. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out or save them to the Wordle gallery. Words Collage Art, Words Pictures, Subway Art, Schools Stuff, Words Art, Beautiful Words, Cloud Generation, Words Cloud, Word Clouds
In this activity, students will analyze a character's traits and will create a digital word cloud based on those traits. A word cloud, sometimes called a Wordle, is an artistic arrangement of words of different sizes. The size of each word is related to the number of times it appears in the text.
Here is a fun page you can use in your journaling. I made it based on a Pin from work by Michelle LaPoint Rydell, which you can see here, on her blog, "Inspiration Everywhere": inspirationeveryw... Feel free to print this out and use it. The link takes you to my Flickr page for the high-res download!
Tagxedo. Why it is better than Wordle: you can save it (ta-da!), you can make it into shapes, you can embed it in a blog, you can manipulate it easier, and it is just very kid friendly.
Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles - pick a webpage and a shape and this site will make a word cloud. Imagine it with chalices and UU words. They offer to make T-shirts and mugs with the word cloud.