Just found a great online “toy” with a wonderful variety of applications for teaching. It’s called Wordle, and

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 fronts, layouts, and color schemes.

I made a sheet for review from an advanced level discussion class with the vocabulary that I had mindmapped all written out. I also plan to make a quiz for a beginner level class by putting in a dialog into Wordle and then have the students recreate the dialog or a dialog from the word cloud.

One comment on “Wordle

  1. Ei says:

    Thanks for the tip! It’s pretty neat

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