Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Creative and Totally Cool Tool!

I am playing around with a website that I can think of many educational uses for-- Wordle. Wordle is a free word cloud generator, and it's creative potential is endless. You can do cool random changes of whatever text you type or paste in, then print the results, or use it in your blog or on your webpage. I am sending this out to our English department, and art department. I am also picturing using it to make signs for the library--make one for the 600s, using words that are represented in that Dewey section. For example:
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  1. Thank you so much for this blog....it is just the inspiration I need. I am a high school librarian looking for fun, exciting, creative things to do in my library and I feel like I have hit the pot of gold with your blog. Keep the ideas coming! Sheilah

  2. I want to thank you as well. Although blogger is blocked at school I will add you to my reader. You did though, beat my colleague and I to the punch with the name of your blog. We always refer to each other as Lucy and Ethel, especially when changing the laminator film! Your use of the word "scheemes is perfect as well. Good job and keep sharing
    Kathy Lawrence -- Cleveland Heights Ohio

  3. Thank you both for your comments! I am glad we are helping other library folks with our zany ideas. You comments let us know we have a few readers at least!

  4. I love this idea! I can't wait to use this with my 4th and 5th grade students. I can see them working in groups, scanning the shelves to come up with keywords to represent each Dewey category, then creating a wordle of their results. Thank you so much for sharing!