Same topic, same story, different news sites

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Adam and I were fooling around with Wordle at the same time we were listening to the news about the Mumbia attacks in India. We’ve captured an article from each of the following news sites about the topic and ran them through Wordle to come up with the images below. You can see the relative size of words based on the number of times it is used in the article which could give you an idea of the ‘slant’ of the article.

One could use this an analysis tool in the classroom. We’ve discussed the concept and determined that it would be better to use the same design/color theme to make it more ‘scientific’ in approach. Let us know how you use the concept.


  1. Kevin H said:

    I love Wordle and have used it after giving students surveys, collecting their words and showing them some common phrases or ideas. It does allow you to analyze speech or patterns of articles, and I find it fascinating.

    November 29, 2008
  2. Linda George said:

    What a clever use of wordle! I love it. Thanks for joining techteachers group. I hope we can be of support to each other!

    December 7, 2008
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