Friday, June 18, 2010

Thing #2 Wordle

I created a wordle of the last 20 World Series Champions. A wordle is a great way for students to identify the main idea of a passage by listing important words used. The more often a word is used, the larger the font gets, so it is pretty obvious what the repeated terms are. In my example, the Yankees (my favorite team by the way - my parents are New Yorkers) are the largest font because they have won the most titles in that time span. I also think a wordle could be used to create an outline for students to make a summary from.

1 comment:

  1. Great ideas for using Wordle. You might also use it as a class demostration in answering survey questions like favorite color, food, sport. A different way to 'graph' results.