Sunday, August 22, 2010

Word Clouds

Wordle– a place where you can copy and paste large amounts of text and create a “Word Cloud”. Here is an example of a word cloud I made out of the first 16 pages from A Little Princess. The more times a word appears in the text, the larger its image in the word cloud. This is useful for pulling out the main themes in difficult documents, or for helping older children with composition by allowing them to see whether or not the most prominent ideas are the ones they intended. Make your own word cloud at