Word walls… the Web 2.0 way!
This is just one of the sample of what you can do with Wordle. In addition to creating your own, there are a lot of Wordles that other people have created which are freely accessible and search-able on the Wordle website. In a nutshell, if you hadn’t gathered already, Worldle lets you create colourful word walls. Why is this useful? You could use it to analyse a students writing (or they could do it themselves) to see what words they use repeatedly (and, the, then, etc). You could use it to identify/hight the key topics in a passage of text, or to identify the recurring theme in a online class discussion. These are just a few of the things you could do with this great free service!