Many of you are familiar with the wonderful visualization tool, Wordle. I just used Wordle this week to help my students review EOCT terms and to show the significant names, concepts, and events from their multigenre Gilded Age research project–some of our Wordles are now embedded as widgets at http://project810.word.press.com (best viewed in Firefox).
Twitter friend Angela Maiers shared the link to this terrific overview of Wordle on SlideShare:
Here are some great blog posts to help you think more about the educational applications of Wordle:
- Joyce Valenza on Wordle: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1340000334/post/20028402.html?q=wordle
- Angela Maiers: http://www.angelamaiers.com/2008/11/wordle-in-the-c.html
- Helene Blowers: http://www.librarybytes.com/2008/06/wordle-me.html
You may want to join the Diigo Wordle Group to get additional ideas from fellow educators for applications in the classroom of this cool Web 2.0 tool. Also, be sure to check out the official Wordle blog!