Friday, December 12, 2008

Wordle

Several other bloggers have put up posts about a site called Wordle.  Basically it allows you to create word clouds, here's the description on the website:

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.

One of the ways to create one is to put in a website, or RSS feed and it will use the words that are most prominent.  Here's the Wordle for Teaching All Students.
This Wordle is interesting to me.  Teaching All Students has a focus on Assistive Technology and how we can use technology to help students learn.  So I was excited to see that communication was one of the most prominent words.  In my opinion communication is the biggest part of AT, if students can communicate they can learn.  Communication is the key.


Patrick

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