Politics and Wordle

5 Sep

I’m not going to get into politics on here, but I thought this could be used in an educational way.  I have posted about wordle before.  It is a great program that will take a bunch of words- in this case McCain and Obama’s speeches- and create a visual.  The top 125 words used in each speech are listed.  The more often a word is used, the larger that word will be.  I found it very interesting when looking at each candidate and the words they repeatedly used.  This might be a great piece for middle or high school students (or anyone else) to discuss.  If you would like for a larger version, I do have a large copy that I would be willing to email out, just leave a comment.

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5 Responses to “Politics and Wordle”

  1. Jay September 5, 2008 at 4:22 pm #

    That’s very interesting. And they are so similar.

  2. Marcia September 5, 2008 at 6:59 pm #

    This is pretty neat and really easy. My only question is how you save what you hve created. Any tips?

  3. linnic September 5, 2008 at 11:42 pm #

    Marcia,

    That’s a great question. You can save things to the gallery, but for this, I took a screen shot of each and put them together in photoshop elements.

  4. Abigail September 9, 2008 at 5:30 pm #

    This is a very interesting way to look at the two different speeches. Would it be possible to get a larger copy of this e-mailed to me to use in my classroom?

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