Wordle


Wordle: myenglishpages

Wordle is a tool that creates word clouds that you can print and use in teaching English.

Here is the link:

Wordle

What is it?

  • Wordle is a tool for generating word clouds from text or a URL that you provide.
  • The clouds take into consideration the words that appear more frequently in the source text or web page.
  • It is possible for you to  tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.
  • You can use the images you generate as you like.
  • You can save these images to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
  • You can also print them out to use them in the classroom or your blog!

In the classroom

Use the images you generate with wordle to:

  • create word clouds from a text and use it
    • to review key vocabulary
    • to check comprehension of the text
    • to recycle the content of the text
  • provide word clouds for students to use as a starting point for a writing activity.
  • It can also be used to predict the content of the next  reading text.

The word  cloud in this post (above) is created with wordle. I provided the URL of this blog to generate it!


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1 Response

  1. Jack Yu says:

    Hi Mohammed,

    I help run a website called Brainyflix. We host a series of Vocab Contests sponsored by MIT & Salesforce as a public service project to build a free & fun resource to help teens prep for the SAT & ACT. I am trying to get the word out any way I can and am hoping this is something your blog readers would be interested in.

    We are currently running our Brainypics flashcard contest, in which students create interesting sentences and pair them up with memorable pictures as a visual cue. Between now and Dec. 7, we’ll be selecting 5 Brainypics each week which will qualify for our Grand Prize of $200. We are also giving out iTunes songs for every 5 Brainypics created and gift cards to the runner ups of the finale. Full details here: brainyflix dot com/main/contest_rules.

    I can send you short pre-written blurb if you would like. Please let me know if there’s some way we could get a bit of your help at jack [at] brainyflix [dot] com.

    Thanks,
    Jack Yu

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