Wordle - Word Clouds
What is a word cloud?
an attractive arrangement of randomly positioned words, where the most
important words are bigger than the others
the size of words increases the more times it is used in a cloud
*often included on social-networking sites like blogs to highlight tags
”tweak” the font, colours, layout and positioning of text
accents are easily transferred
use clouds to analyze frequently-occurring words in text (e.g. speeches,
How do I make a Wordle cloud?
1. Go to www.wordle.net
2. Click “Create”
If you want your Wordle cloud to be in a language other than
English, you should open an additional tab on your Internet
browser. Go to www.typeit.org and select the language you
plan to type. By having the additional tab, you will be able to
easily toggle between both web pages.
3. Start typing!
4. View your creation. Make adjustments to colour, layout and font.
Type or copy your text in this field. If you are
creating an original cloud and want some words to
appear bigger than others, type them multiple times.
When you are done typing, click “Go” to
see your cloud.
Type the URL of your blog or website and
create a cloud of your tags.
Type your Delicious name and create a
word cloud of the tags you use to describe
To save your cloud, you
have a couple of choices:
a. You can save it to the
b. You can copy it into a
Paint file and save it
as a JPEG.