"The whole movement of life is learning" (Krishnamurti). "To be an act of knowing, then, the adult literacy process must engage the learners in the constant problematizing of their existential situations" (Freire). "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free" (Douglass). "I can learn anything I have the desire to learn" (White, S.G.).

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Word Clouds

Would you like to learn how to make one of these word clouds?   You can tailor it to your needs by changing the text you use.  Think about your next presentation or lesson.  Wouldn't it be a beautiful logo or image to customize your work?  The word pattern and color choices are almost endless.

 I learned how to do this at a TESOL convention a few years ago.  It was part of a technology lesson for higher level ESOL learners.  The word cloud, or WORDLE, turns written text into art.  It's another way for our learners to see what they are capable of doing.  I loved this idea and wanted to share it with you.  Try it with your students and let us know what happens.

The website with all the information is    http://www.wordle.net/

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