Wordle

I had to do a quick post on this b/c it’s just too cool to only post in Jaiku about. Wordle takes text and creates a word cloud out of it.

Wordle 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 fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

So, I took my resume, copy/pasted the content into Wordle, and out popped my Wordle resume…

wordle-resume

So basically, you can take a document and quickly see what concepts you focus on. Definitely interesting. (Thanks Jeremy!)

Katrina Adams
Howdy folks! I'm an Instructional Designer at UT Dallas. I have a Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Angelo State University and a Master's in Computer Education and Cognitive Systems from the University of North Texas. I've been working in edtech for 11 years. Hmm... what else? I'm a *huge* fan of that little Irish band called U2, and I'm a bigtime Firefly/Serenity advocate.

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  1. Katrina Adams

    Ok, not to go off on a tangent … and a political one at that … but I couldn’t help but compare speeches by Obama and McCain. Draw your own conclusions. I just thought it was interesting to see how they compare/differ.

    Barack Obama – ‘Change That Works For You’ (June 9, 2008)
    obama

    John McCain – ‘A Leader We Can Believe In’ (June 3, 2008)
    mccain

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