Saturday, April 16, 2011

How Cool is This!!!!

If you're a regular reader of Just Letter Rip , then you might recognize that all the words in the word cloud above are from previous blog posts.

I spent hours choosing the words, deciding which to emphasize, and setting up the layout in Photoshop. Whew, I'm tired.


did it all for me in about 2 seconds. All I did was type in the URL for my web page, hit Submit. And Whoomp, there it is.

You can also cut and paste text into Wordle or type your own list of words and phrases.

I use this little word generator all the time at school and my students love it. Wordle has been around for a couple of years now, but I'm still amazed that not many people seem to know about it. How can all this coolness be hidden?

Put in the lyrics of your favorite song, or a recipe, or a passage from the Bible, or your favorite quote. See what happens. You can tinker with different fonts, layouts, color combos. It's addictive and you can spend hours there before you know it. You've been warned!


  1. I keep forgetting about Wordle. Use it at work but not that often. Thanks so much for this post. Today I needed some inspiration. Me thinks I just found it.

  2. Wow! Neat! I can use this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Very cool! I am going to play with it this morning.

  4. Oh I love Wordle! Also try Tagul, it's a little more complicated to work but the results are more customisable.

    Also, you'll probably rather dig Guess the Wordle - they get wordles and you have to guess what it's about.

    By the way do you do mailart at school with the students Patty?

  5. Thanks Andy for the shoutout to Guess The Wordle....
    and if you want to see some tutorials and other uses for Wordle -- please visit this page:

    And thanks Patty for blogging about such an effective yet easy option to use in the classroom.

  6. This REALLY is cool!
    I didn't know about this, thanks a lot for sharing!

  7. Oh, lovely. I am running off to Wordle right now. Thank you!

  8. I did another Wordle, printed it, turned it into a postcard, and sent it to my Postcrosser. They wrote back. They like. :) So, thanks again!