Ways To Use Wordle In Your Classroom Jen Wagner Revised April 2014
What is Wordle http://www.wordle.net/ a graphic representation of most frequently used words. in a speech, in a poem, in a book, in your head, in scripture, in historical document, on a blog, in a wiki, overhead in your classroom, on twitter/plurk, at a presentation or staff meeting, and more! However, it is NOT limited to only frequently used words -- you can create a wordle to be what you wish the wordle to be.
Wordle Hints •Retype the words you wish emphasized 2 to 3 more times than the other words to make them stand out •Use a ~ between words to group words together such as We~The~People •Look through your font choices •Under layout – you can determine the maximum word usage. Can make your wordle truly POP!
Teacher Appreciation Have students brainstorm thoughts and memories about their teacher. Print as poster, mousepad, or magnet.
Mother's Day/Father's Day After children create wordle, place the image on a mug. Or use fabric transfer paper and make a tie.
Special Effects Information Many people have asked how I created the special effects (such as overlays of artwork) I enjoy the software Paint Shop Pro … and within paint shop pro (or any graphics program) – you can create layers in which to manipulate your artwork. The image I used would become the bottom layer and the wordle (which I used a screen capture) would become my second layer. I also used opacity (to subdue some of the backgrounds) and also used EFFECTS to create bevels and shadows.