Welcome to the crazy wisdom parade.

This is where Literacies readers shared their literacy wisdom until July 31, 2008. We had a great time. Please feel free to explore and comment and continue to add floats.

Friday, July 18, 2008

wordy wisdom

Go to wordle:

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.

Type in your literacy wisdom words. Type the most important times 2 or 3 times so they show up bigger. Click go and play with the colours, font and layout until you get a picture you like, Save your literacy wisdom wordle to the gallery and then post the link in the comments below so we can all see it.

This wordle is here: http://wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/76243/literacywisdom_tm
I saved the image above as a screen grab (command + shift + 3 or 4 on a mac, and this or this on windows) and then saved it again as a jpeg. They give you code for a thumbnail version but it is very small.

P.S. I forgot that you have to write the link code to make them active in the comments. Just copy the link into the comments and I will maintain a list here that has active links.

Sheila and Tracey: Meeting

Tannis: Literacies 9

little birds of wisdom
by e.e. cummings as seen on emily's blog

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

learning juice

I came in quite hot this evening and plonked on the sofa with a cool drink to regroup. As I was scrolling through the tv channels, I saw this:

"Expand my brain, learning juice."

Now I am not suggesting that beer is the best way to expand your brain, but what is your learning juice? What gets you going? Tell us all about it.