Creating posters? Trying to figure out a cover design? Looking to present a variety of vocabulary in one picture?
Wordle is for you.
Wordle is an excellent, easy-to-use website where you can insert text – then the wesbite will generate text puzzles that can look very slick. You do have some control- if you want the words horizontal/vertical/both – or what color gradient you desire.
How do I use this with students?
- It can be used to present vocabulary for a new story or unit. Students can use the vocabulary to try and guess the story or unit content.
- Students could create a wordle for each book that they are reading to show the main ideas and characters from the book.
- Students could create wordles for presentations – highlighting the key ideas.
It is free – which is always great. When I have created a wordle I click the print screen button on the computer keypad. I then open paint and click paste. Then I crop the wordle and save it as a jpeg. Althought that is a process – I have found it works fine – and once you get the hang of it – it’s really quick.