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Wordle Sandbox


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This is a lesson created for educators keen on using Wordle in the classroom

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Wordle Sandbox

  1. 1. UDL Sandbox wordle by Paviter Singh
  2. 2. WORDLE learn how to create TUTORIAL To help teachers wordles for the classroom
  3. 3. What is Wordle? Wordle is a free online tool that enables you to generate word clouds When you enter a body of text, the tool generates a cloud that gives greater prominence to words that appear more frequently within the text you provide The greater the number of times a word appears within the text, the larger that word will appear in your cloud The tools allows you to customize the layout, font and colors scheme of your wordle clouds as well as save or print them out Wordle Cloud of President Obama’s speech at the State of the Union
  4. 4. Step 1: Get Online Open a browser to the internet We recommend you use the Firefox Browser for best results
  5. 5. Step 2: Go to Wordle.Net address panel In the address panel of your internet browser type in: Then click the ENTER key on your keyboard
  6. 6. Step 3: Creating a Wordle Cloud There are two methods to create a wordle cloud Selecting the right method for you depends on your intended purpose Tip: Think about how you intend to use this tool in your lesson?
  7. 7. Step 4: Selecting the right method Reason for creating a wordle cloud To “engineer” a wordle cloud by To nd out which words allocating prominence to some occur most frequently words (through a simple within a body of text formula) and not others METHOD 1 METHOD 2
  8. 8. Step 5: Using Method 1 PURPOSE: To nd out which words occur most frequently within a body of text Use METHOD 1
  9. 9. Uses of Method 1 As a lesson trigger Get students to view a wordle and identify the key words (by size) Students to link the key words and explain how they are connected As a revision tool For the topic, chapter, subject Wordle can be printed and made into a large poster that is placed on the classroom wall Wordle of article in Education Week by Stephen Sawchuk ‘States Strive to Overhaul Teacher Tenure’
  10. 10. Step 6: Using Method 1 Click on ‘Create your own’ click here
  11. 11. Step 7: Using Method 1 Without closing the internet browser to wordle Select the body of text that you would like to create a wordle cloud out of Right click and select the copy option
  12. 12. Step 8: Using Method 1 Return to the internet browser that is open to wordle Point your mouse to the window where it says ‘Paste in a bunch of text’ Right click and select the paste option
  13. 13. Step 9: Using Method 1 Click on the GO button Wait for between 10 - 20 seconds click here The next thing you see will be your completed wordle cloud!
  14. 14. Step 10: Using Method 2 PURPOSE: To “engineer” a wordle cloud by allocating prominence to some words (through a simple formula) and not others Use METHOD 2
  15. 15. Uses of Method 2 As an activity to check for understanding Get students to work individually or in groups to discuss and attribute importance to themes/topics/words/phrases and enter the word and size into the wordle advance window Groups / individuals can then customize the look of their wordle and be prepared to present and justify their work
  16. 16. Step 11: Using Method 2 click here Click on ‘Advanced’
  17. 17. Step 12: Using Method 2 Option a: Type in the words you would like your wordle to consist of Next to each word, type a a colon and a number e.g. fruitbats:133 click go to create The number will determine the size of that word in the b wordle Tip: Allocate a larger number to words you want to emphasize
  18. 18. Step 13: Using Method 2 Option b: Has the added functionality of allowing you to pick a the color of each word in the wordle HEX colors are used b You need to know click go to create the 6 digit color code