Transcript of "How to create a wordcloud at wordle.net"
How to create a wordcloud at wordle.net<br />Type www.wordle.net in the address bar and press enter.<br />Click on Create.<br />Paste or type text into this box. <br />Then click Go. Note: If there is a space between words, it will appear as 2 separate words in different places in the word cloud. If you refresh the window, the text will disappear so it is a good idea to keep a copy in a programme like word until you have finished creating your wordle.<br />Use the drop down menus to change the settings until you are happy with how your wordle looks.<br />This is what my wordle looked like at the beginning...<br />and this is what it looked like after I changed the font (Grilled Cheese), layout (half and half) and colours (custom).<br />You can also click on Randomize and a random font, layout and colours will be chosen.<br />There are 2 ways you can add your wordle to your blog. You can take a screenshot, save the image of the wordle as a JPEG and upload it to your blog like a photo. Or you can click Save to public gallery to get the embed code.<br />You can choose a Title and Username for your wordle or you can leave these as shown here. If you add a Username, it is easier to find your wordle in the gallery at a later date.<br />If you decide to add a Title/Username, make it generic. When I make wordles with my class, our Username is Room 3.<br />Scroll down to find the embed code below your wordle. Copy this code.<br />Log into your blog and click on New Post.<br />Type your blog post then paste the Html code (make sure you have clicked on Edit Html).<br />When you click on Compose, you should see your wordle. <br />Click on Publish Post.<br />The wordle that shows on the blog is quite small but when you click on it, it opens the original larger wordle. If you take a screenshot of the wordle and upload it as a photo, you can make it bigger.<br />