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This is online tool to create word cloud that can be used in many classroom activities. It is fun working with wordles and improves student's creativity.

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  1. 1. Wordle Presented by Sanjiv Kr. Alay M.A Eng. III Sem-2012The English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad- India
  2. 2. Wordle• Wordle was created by, Jonathan Feinberg in 2008.• Wordle is an online tool that enables us to create colourful graphic representations of texts called word cloud.• Wordle will analyze the text and create a colourfull representation with more frequently occurring words appearing much larger than less frequent words.
  3. 3. How to create word cloud?1. Creating Wordle graphic text is very simple, just go to the Wordle site (http://www.wordle.net/) and click on create.Note:Creating word cloudneeds java plug-in.
  4. 4. …cont. 2. Upload the text by either copy and paste OR add the URL and then click “Go” OR use the user name for del.icio.us account.
  5. 5. …cont.3. Once the word cloud is created, there are few options for editing. Changing fonts, colours, text direction and limiting maximum number of words in a cloud are some of the options.4. Randomize option gives direct display of different appearance of the word cloud so that best one can be saved at once.3. Word cloud can be printed, saved in the public gallery and embedded but there is no option to copy it in other documents.4. While saving to gallery, gives option to add title and comments but once it is saved, there is no option to revert or edit again.
  6. 6. Sample Word Cloud
  7. 7. Some of the features in Wordle• Gallery: word cloud created are stored in this gallery and one can also browse the sample word clouds.• Credits: authors acknowledgment• News: news and other information related to wordle.• Forum: discussion of participants• FAQ: Frequently Asked Question and some troubleshooting responses.• Advanced: it is a option to paste /type weighted words . By giving the ratio to the word one can decide how large you want it to appear.
  8. 8. How to use wordle with students• Teaching new vocabulary• Revision of texts• Prediction and Pre-reading or introducing new topic• Dialogue/ text reconstruction• Short poems/Haiku• Text comparison (identifying different genres) and text analysis• Personal information• Wall display and displaying survey result
  9. 9. AffordancesAs wordle has very few options and features in it,the affordances becomes limited but the wordcloud can be used for many activities and its funusing. Features Affordances Visual representation of text. Data visualization. Prediction, pre-reading, Text mining(where to start) revision of the text and text helps to see ‘big data’. analyzing. Prompting ideas, comparing Gives full-text version of the and contrasting and wall book in a gist. display
  10. 10. Advantages and Disadvantages Advantages DisadvantagesVisually appealing Does not allow editing or reverting once it is saved.Fun (randomizing is easy Inappropriate vocabularyand the possibilities are might be shownendless) Has less options andHandy for self reflection features
  11. 11. Conclusion• Wordle is wonderful tool for creating word cloud. It can be used in different ways in the classroom but similar to other online tools, it must be used with proper discretion and under teacher’s guidance. Thank You!