Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inaugural Wordle

I used the WORDLE web application to create a Tag Cloud of Obama's Inauguration Speech. (An idea I got from seeing a similar Wordle on Angela Maier's Blog. )  I was really impressed with him today and felt a renewed sense of community for our country.  When I look at the Wordle, which shows the recurrence of a particular word by the number of times it is used, there are obvious and invigorating messages behind what was written/said.

"People" and "Nation" were the biggest words, followed by words like "Spirit," "Generation," and "World."  He mentioned schools and the need for change, as well as plugging ourselves into the world in ways we never have before.  What he said underscored my reasons for starting this blog in the first place--to redefine our pedagogies and redefine our roles to incorporate learning at a whole new level that includes both students and teachers working together.

What do you think when you see the Wordle?

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