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What is Wordle?

Wordle is an online tool for creating “word clouds”, which are images from text that you provide. You can enter the text or ask Wordle to grab the text from a website.

How can I use Wordle in the classroom?

Wordle can be used across all subject areas. Some teachers have used Wordle word clouds for:

  • Comparing the themes and word choices in different texts. Click here for more info
  • Determining the main themes of survey data
  • Summarising
  • Brainstorming

Click here for the top 20 uses of Wordle word clouds.

How to I make a word cloud using Wordle?

The slideshow below is a step-by-step guide in making a word cloud using Wordle. The slideshow has been created by Kate Nowland.

The video below also shows you how to make a word cloud using Wordle.



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