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PE- Wordle

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What is Wordle?


  • According to Wordle.net, a 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.
  • Wordle was created by Jonathan Feinberg in 2009.
  • Click here to read about who has helped Jonathan in his creation of Wordle.



How do you use it?


  1. Go to http://www.wordle.net/create
  2. Type your text into the box
    • If you want certain words to become bigger, type them more than once.  The more often a word appears, the bigger it will be!!
    • If you need to write a phrase, do so by connecting the words in the phrase with a tilde (~). EX: Upper~Body~Movements (see example below to see what this will look like)
  3. Once you've entered your text, click the create button in the lower-left corner and wait a few short moments for the creation of your Wordle.
  4. Customize your Wordle by clicking the "Randomize" button at the bottom of your Wordle or play with the tabs at the top controlling the language, font, layout and colors (text and background).  




Watch this quick video for additional help: 


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Integration with Physical Education


           Make a Wordle that shows different movements your 1st graders can perform in class




          Make a Wordle that incorporates different fitness vocabulary your 4th graders need to know







          More movements to perform






           Create a Wordle that isolates specific movements you will cover during your lesson


          Show a Wordle containing the different sports you will cover throughout the year







Resources to help with your Wordle and Physical Education Journey


  • Click here to go directly to Wordle.net and learn more about this fabulous tool
  • Click here to create your own PE Wordles
  • Click here to go directly to a wonderful Wordle website that includes the game Guess the Wordle
  • Click here to read about creative ways to use Wordle in your classroom
  • Click here for access great lists of PE vocabulary words that you can use in your Wordles 
  • Click here to view a plethora of different PE lesson plans







Wordle Examples in Other Content Areas 


     Art Wordle for intermediate grades

     Art Wordle for primary grades

     Music Wordle for intermediate grades

     Music Wordle for primary grades

     Colorado History Wordle

     Math vocabulary for 2nd grade

     Math vocabulary for 6th grade


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