Sunday, 2 December 2012

Word Clouds

Wordle's ( been around for a while now but it's still as simple as ever to use and give a fresh slant on even the most turgid text.

All you do is go to the wordle site, click create, type or paste some text into the box and click Go. The result is a lovely 'word cloud' image where the more frequently the word appears in the text, the larger it appears in the image.

I've just pasted the whole of the (gulp!) Ofsted Common Inspection Framework for FE & Skills document into Wordle. 

The question is, does it tell us anything interesting about Ofsted's priorities?

click the pic to make it bigger

There are some interesting alternatives to Wordle too, as noted in this blog post by Phil Bradley when Wordle was temporarily closed.

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