Friday, February 5, 2010

Update: Wordle and the CareerTech Testing Center Blog

I made a previous post awhile back about Wordle and I thought it would be interesting to see how it analyzes the CareerTech Testing Center Blog over time, October 2008 vs. February 2010:

October 2008
February 2010

If you remember, 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, but you must cite Wordle.

It looks as if the blog still focuses on assessment, but it has evolved into a discussion of educational concepts, learning, and knowledge. I would have to say that Wordle is probably correct as my original posts focused on assessments, statistics, test modifications, etc. As assessments are built to assess learning and knowledge, my posts have been more focused in these areas as of late. This is really kind of an interesting way to take a "snapshot" of your site and evaluate your content over time. Have any of you tried Wordle and in what ways?

Please let me know if you like or dislike the direction of the blog and/or what topics you would like to see us discuss. As always, REVIEW the "Archives" or "labels" since we have tried to provide you with some great resources over time and SHARE the blog with anyone that might have an interest. We don't make any money off of this and it's strictly a creation to provide you with educational and assessment resources to simplify your life. In other words, we are trying to do the research for you and save your valuable time.  We hope you enjoy it and let us know what you think!  J.T. 


  1. Wordle seems to be a great site. I think it is so creative and innovative. Great to know about it.

  2. I agree. The more I think about Wordle, the more uses I can think of various uses for it. Thanks for reading and commenting!


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