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Budget According to the Telegraph

Interestingly, in a comment with regards to my previous post, it emerged that the Telegraph had also produced a Wordle, and that they had fed in all the “Deputy Mr Speaker”, which illustrates how many times that was spoken. It’s an interesting example of how computing technology is so dependent upon what is put in there…


Worlde: Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Wordle WoolstonecraftOK, Tuesday morning, I will be bringing my class to order for “20th Century British History”, and in looking to experiment with some of those ideas for using online tools, and having recently found Wordle (I know, a bit late in the day), I thought this had a great potential for turning some great wordy documents into something interesting for use in PowerPoint slides, and seeing what the key themes are running through a document! This Worlde is taken from the text of Chapter 4 of  Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. I wonder what it would look like with the full text (they’re available as separate chapters here), and it’s interesting to see the words removed from context – so we don’t know if the chapter is positive or negative to specific aspects of women’s behaviour… to which we’ll need to go back to the original!

I’m suspecting, as women’s rights are still such a key issue, and this is such a seminal text, there’s plenty on YouTube, so let’s go random with the first entry, and see where it takes you from there!


Wordle: Cloudworks

Wordle: Cloudworks wordleWordle created for question: What three words would you use to describe cloudworks? Grainne Conole

Thanks to @gconole, I now can work out how to produce a basic word cloud, but want to learn some of the finer points – meantime, however, you can play alongside me!

“Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.”

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