Monday, September 22, 2008

Wordle

This is so cool. Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words appearing more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

I took the text from my "Living Green" post and pasted it into the Wordle program. Don't ya love how "Eliminating" is the most prominent word!

Let's think of ways we can use these:

  • design one for each of your kids using words that describe them
  • create a motivational "word wall"
  • use words from your favorite song, poem or quote
  • if your family has a mission statement, copy and paste it into the program
  • use words from your wedding vows
you could
  • frame it
  • create stationary
  • make stickers
  • make t-shirts
What are your ideas?

3 comments:

Tracie said...

Thanks for posting this. I made a family page and a beach page to use in my scrapbooking. What a cool tool!

Blissful Nikki said...

I love wordle! I have some of these that im going to print and put up around my house! :)
very cool!!

heidi said...

Oh my word, if this just isn't the coolest thing!! IDEAS! I HAVE IDEAS! Sorry, got carried away. Thank you SO much for sharing!!