The Boston Globe’s Ideas section recently published (Sunday, 8/3/2008) a Wordle comparison of John McCain’s blog to Barack Obama’s blog and discovered that the most used word on each blog was “Obama.” Some Wordle lesson ideas for students:
- copy and paste a student essay into the “bunch of text” feature to analyze vocabulary use
- compare the use of words used on several websites about the same topic
- create word collages as art projects; color palettes, fonts, and backgrounds are fully customizable.
What are your ideas for using text visuals in the classroom?