Wordle is a very interesting and fun Web 2.0 tool to use. It is great for brainstorming, demonstrating learning, and even for projects about a topic. I have used it as a reflection tool as well.
A short time after starting my blog in July, 2011, I ran the URL of my blog through Wordle to see came up. In case you do not know how Wordle works, it represents words in a visual representation. The more times a word appears, the bigger the word is in the visual representation.
This can be used as a reflective tool because after running your blog URL through Wordle, you will see which words are used the most in your blog. If a word is used a lot, then the word will be large. If it is not used often, it will be smaller.
I was pleasantly surprised when I ran my blog’s URL through Wordle. This is the visual representation of my learning over the past 7 months.
You will see that both Students and Twitter are quite large. That is great because it really clearly demonstrates two things that are important to my growth and development as a teacher and leader in education. The students in my school teach me something new each and every day, as does Twitter.
There really are no better tools for learning.
Have you tried running your blog URL through Wordle lately? If not, you may want to try it to see the visual representation of your blog.
If you do, I’d love to see what comes up! Please share.