Another VP introduced me to Wordle today (Thanks, Erin). She uses it to analyze the words she uses in her blog. It is a very interesting concept because it really shows where your emphasis is in what you write on your blog. The words you use most often in your posts are larger than the words you less often.
I’ve only had my blog for just over a week now, but I thought it would be interesting to see what Wordle came up with when analyzing the words in my posts. Here is my first Wordle (click on the image below to see a larger version):
I am satisfied with my first Wordle with students being the largest word. The only word that surprises me is the word “must” and the size of that word. It surprises me because there aren’t many times where the word “must” is that important. I am not that kind of educator or leader where people “must” do certain things. Of course, there are things people need to do, but I don’t think I’ve ever said, “You must do such and such.” Makes me laugh just thinking about it. (Come to think about it, I think the word “must” is a result of my blog about courage, where I write, You must over and over again. tee hee )
It will be interesting to see how my Wordle changes and evolves as I continue to blog.
I think I would like to make a wordle to go in my office somewhere, for all to see. This wordle will have all the words I value in leadership, being a VP, and being an educator.
The words that I may include in my office wordle may be: relationships, caring, teamwork, collaboration, students, teachers, administration, school, learning, technology, subjects, education, learn, goals, strengths, encouraging, positive, rewarding, love, joy, courage, family, fun, enjoyment, community, books, reading, love of learning, growth, creativity, fun, subjects, projects, classes, personal, differentiation, active, engaged, data, results, achievement, curriculum, learning outcomes, empathy, enthusiastic, inclusive …
That seems like too many words. Maybe making a Wordle with my name, surrounded by the 20 most important descriptors about me would be better – to put on my office door or in my office window. OK, maybe I need to make two more Wordles – one for me for inspiration to put in my office and then one for others to get to know me as a person.
Which words would be the largest in your wordle?
Thanks Erin for introducing this application of a cool tool.
You can see Erin’s Wordle here.